ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NONPROFIT NEWS A30 HEALTHY LIVING A42 PETS A46 NETWORKING B9-11 REAL ESTATE B13 PUZZLES C10 BOOK REVIEW C14 ANTIQUES C18 VINO & CUISINE C42-443 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. IV, No. 17 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. The Engine 2 DietFirefighter hopes to ignite a taste for healthy eating when he visit Whole Foods. A42 Those were the daysMarco Island Historical Society steps back to prom night, and more fun. C37-41 The cats pajamasMeet Lorenzo, a purrfect poser in all his finery. C1 With all the elements of a fantasy, wine fest raises $12 million-plus for charity Festival stats A39 A magical menu A38 Top lots A39 Who benefits A40 BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Sandi Moran keeping guests happy at the vintner dinner she co-hosted Top: Stilt walker Vino Festivus at the auction TOM HARPER / COURTESY PHOTOThe grocery chain Trader Joes will be greeted at the opening celebration of its first location in Florida by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Over the last few decades, CIW has been behind exposing modern-day slavery in the Sunshine State, including in tomato fields only about a half-hour drive east of the new store on U.S. 41 in North Naples (in the former Borders bookstore). Trader Joes says it buys millions of pounds of Florida tomatoes each year, but so far has refused to sign the CIWs Fair Food Agreement. The CIWs actions next weekend will draw a sharp contrast with the image the store projects: that of a fun-loving, socially and environmentally conscious neighborhood grocer that sources unique food items. The staff hands out stickers to kids, gives customers high fives and is easily recognizable by bright Hawaiian shirts. At 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, CIW members will set out on bicycles from the their community center in Immokalee, pedaling to Trader Joes to ask to meet the companys vice president in person. Theyll return at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, joining A PAIR OF JIMMY CHOO SHOES, SPARKLY AND peep-toed, stood upright and abandoned under the bar, as Sandi Moran attended to the final pre-party details of her Naples Winter Wine Festival dinner barefoot. Dressed in purple Tosca Couture, Mrs. Moran tucked away her three dogs and five cats: Here Stella. Here Migo. Her co-host and one of her vintners circled the tables. Were they content with the seating arrangements, or should they fuss them up?Farmworkers rights group will greet Trader Joes BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE JOES, A26 SEE MAGIC, A37 20 percent downA controversial real estate rule. B1
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We must nourish, in effect, an unemployed word, jobless in the dictionary of daily life. And whats more useless than jobless? When I think of useless, I think of the blue in skies. What job does blue have? I think of love not simply the imperative need to reproduce, but love. Completely useless. I think of a breeze, a necktie, a painting, a musical note, the stars, a piano concerto, the cinnamon-chestnut hue of a good gumbo roux. The liberal arts. All of them are jobless and thus useless, by the insistent do-something, get-a-job definition of American culture. So in practical terms and like all art, theyre entirely unnecessary at least at first glance. But somehow they remain indispensable to living. Perhaps, somehow, theyre the key to our survival as a species. This ruminative hiccup was brought upon me by a collision of coincident moments last week, all of them chunked like sausage into a pot-boil of ideas about education. Newt Gingrich, I learned, has said that poor school children, the young teenagers, should become janitors in their schools, pulling themselves up from poverty by cleaning the schools in which they study, for money. That was one. Second, a well-known professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin hes speaking at Edison State College in a couple of weeks suggests that without a comprehensive education in the arts and sciences for a lot more people, we might not make it as a species. The kind of education, he says, that allows us to make connections between seemingly unrelated notions. Thats some real cause for optimism, isnt it? Well, no. But oddly enough, it is cause for hope, he says. The mans name is David Orr, and he put it like this, in an essay called Optimism and Hope in a Hotter Time: People must see the connections between what they drive and the wars we fight, the stuff they buy and crazy weather, the politicians they elect and the spread of poverty and violence. They must be taught to see connections between climate, environmental quality, security, energy use, equity, and prosperity. They must be asked to think and to see. As quaint and nave as that may sound, people have done it before and it has worked. Thinking and seeing. Are they genetic equipment, like blue eyes and blond hair, or do you learn them by studying the physics of stars, or the violin, or the art and application of English words, or the geology and biology of the southern Everglades, or the classical Greek language all in one fell swoop? Theres a useless phrase for you: One fell swoop. Fell (a jobless word these days), means fierce or even savage at least as Billy-boy Shakespeare employed it in the mouth of Macduff, who challenged the tyrant Macbeth. Its an old lesson they keep learning anew never go into politics unless you plan to shed blood (witness the last week in Florida). Here, Macduff has just been told that his family and servants have all been murdered. All my pretty ones?/ Did you say all? O hell-kite! All?/ What, all my pretty little chickens and their dam/At one fell swoop? Beautiful. But it didnt give me the answer to the question: What difference does knowing something useless make? So I picked a thing that seems, on the surface, to epitomize uselessness: classical Greek. And like many an insufferable pragmatist skeptically eyeballing his youngers, I asked my nephew, Nick Romeo, why the hell hes spending the last years of his 20s studying classical Greek when he could be out working in Walmart or something. Nick, by the way, is a writer whose book, Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys, is reviewed in Florida Weekly this week (see pages C14-15). And he can now read and write Greek almost as if he were born 5,000 miles away and 3,000 years ago. He is, after all, trying to make the connections. Put on your seat belt and hold on. Heres what he said: There are many ways to justify the study of classics and Ancient Greek in particular. One strong argument is that inflected languages like Greek and Latin are rigorous and complicated systems, and learning to master their rules sharpens our general mental acuity. Of course, Chinese and Arabic could plausibly do the same while also providing a more obvious utility in the world. But Greek and Latin are also eminently useful: Law or medical school would be made immeasurably easier by the study of both languages. Thats not only because of countless terms that derive from Greek and Latin, but also because the rigorous and systematic thinking of an Aristotle or Plato anticipates the forms of legal argument (Aristotle pioneered the study of formal logic) and the methods of scientific inquiry (both Plato and Aristotle are concerned with the quality of evidence and the validity of argument an argument is both valid and sound when it employs a non-fallacious form and also has verifiable propositions). But if we expand our notion of usefulness to include any tools that can help us flourish and be happy, the argument for studying classics becomes even stronger. The writing of Roman stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius or Seneca provided some of the best self-help advice ever penned long before the genre even existed. They provide practical advice on how to be happy with what we have and overcome the fear of death, two challenges which, if achieved, can transform quality of life. Because in one fell swoop were through, whether we transformed the quality of our lives or not whether we burned up the planet or not when death comes. Which happens to be the title of a poem by Mary Oliver and employed in part by humanities Professor Wendy Chase, to celebrate her graduates once at Edison State: When its over, I want to say, all my life/ I was a bride married to amazement./ I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. To consummate such a marriage, we must now cele brate the utterly useless. COMMENTARY We m us t no w ce le br at e th e ut te rl y us e p c f r rogerWILLIAMS firstname.lastname@example.org Paean to the utterly useless
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Editorials play an important role in newspapers. These opinion pieces illuminate a particular point of view and share thoughtful insights. Florida Weekly writer Roger Williams piece titled, Lean Mean Burger Gyrene (Jan. 19) only served to denigrate a very influential man, Tom Monaghan, as well as the military, the elderly and Catholics. Mr. Williams attempted satire alludes to Mr. Monaghans current state of mind as being that of a mental patient. He chastises Mr. Monaghan for his newest fast food venture, Gyrene Burger, asking why wear combat fatigues to serve burgers? Why not? I believe the man has earned the right to do whatever he wants when running his own business. In a day of government handouts, Mr. Monaghan is the rare entrepreneur who used his own money to start a business a recordbreaking one at that all the while creating millions of jobs in his franchises and billions in revenues for his franchise owners. He was a wealth creator, not just for himself, but for thousands of others. Mr. Williams doesnt seem satisfied with Mr. Monaghans philanthropic efforts, either. Mr. Monaghan accepted fellow billionaire Warren Buffets challenge to donate at least half of his wealth to charity in 2010. In fact, he had already done just that without being asked. He was the vanguard of philanthropy in the United States long before the Giving Pledge came about. As mentioned in the article, Mr. Monaghan grew up as a foster child and eventually served our country in the Marine Corps. Leadership skills learned during those years gave him a strong foundation when building a business and university. He has become a mentor for budding entrepreneurs, a testament to the rugged individualism that made this country great. His pull yourself up by your bootstraps mentality is emblematic of the American dream, yet Mr. Williams chooses to demean Mr. Monaghans business acumen. Mr. Williams pokes fun at Ave Maria, calling it a Catholic town. It is not. Yes, a Catholic university exists in the town, but its residents are of every faith. This welcoming community encompasses an open-mindedness that Mr. Williams clearly does not. Im not Catholic and I run a very successful business here in Ave Maria as well as enjoy living in the community. I am saddened to see a publication such as Florida Weekly publish such a mean-spirited piece. When I hear the name Tom Monaghan, I think of job creation, philanthropy and individualism. Many lessons can be learned by his entrepreneurism and his ability to stay true to what he believes in. I wish for more people just like Tom. Phong Ho A v e MariaMr. Williams responds: My piece describing Tom Monaghans militarized hamburger joint, Gyrene, is no denigration, as Mr. Phong Ho suggests. But it is a characterization, and a fair if comedic one, at that. Mr. Monaghan is a lot of fun to watch in action. When I hear the name Tom Monaghan I think of job creation, philanthropy and individualism, says Mr. Ho. So do I, and thats exactly what I described. richLOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Republican Clinton LETTER TO THE EDITOR The South Carolina primary ended the Thursday before the voting, at around 8:05 p.m. Thats when Newt Gingrich stopped berating CNNs John King for asking him about his ex-wife Mariannes allegation that he wanted an open marriage. Newts reply was a virtuoso display of bluff and indignation. He angrily dismissed her account as false, even though the balance of evidence suggests its true. He summoned dubious evidence in his defense, saying all their mutual friends knew Mariannes charge was untrue, although there could have been no witnesses to a private conversation. But his outraged forcefulness carried the day. Only one other politician in America could have played the victim card so expertly when confronted by the story of a wronged woman. Only one other politician would have thrown out so many obfuscating facts. If he was watching the debate somewhere, Bill Clinton must have chuckled in admiration and thought, Well played, my friend. Well played. Newt is the Republican Clinton shameless, needy, hopelessly egotistical. The two former adversaries and tentative partners have largely the same set of faults and talents. They are self-indulgent, prone to disregard rules inconvenient to them and consumed by ambition. They are glib, knowledgeable and imaginative. They are baby boomers who hadnt fully grown up even when they occupied two of the most powerful offices in the land. Steven Gillon, author of The Pact, a book about the Gingrich-Clinton interplay in the 1990s, was struck by their unique personal chemistry, which traced back to their childhoods. Both were raised by distant or abusive stepfathers and surrounded by strong women. Yet their personalities are different. Growing up in an alcoholic household, Gillon notes, Clinton was a natural conciliator. Gingrich was given to defiance. Clinton was gregarious, a people-pleaser. Gingrich was bookish, a lecturer at heart. Clinton made his way in politics in the unfriendly territory of Arkansas; he had to dodge and weave and seduce. Gingrich climbed through the ranks of the House Republican conference; he stood out as a partisan provocateur. And so he remains toda y. He utterly lacks the Clinton soft touch. Quin Hillyer of the American Spectator says hes the Bill Clinton of the Right With Half the Charm and Twice the Abrasiveness. Republican voters lit up by his debate performances believe hes the most electable candidate, even though the three recent national polls show him with a favorable rating in the 20s. Could he turn it around with smashing debate performances against President Barack Obama in the fall? Doubtful. In a presidential debate, a candidates bearing matters. Al Gore may have beaten George W. Bush on points in their first debate in 2000, but he audibly sighed. That small indicator of an arrogant impatience sank him. If Gingrich shows the slightest bombast or ill temper, if he hectors or gives off a sense of intellectual superiority -in short, if he conducts himself in a typical Gingrichian manner he will lose the debates in a rout even if he bests President Obama on the merits. Its another reason why wily old Bill Clinton has to be pulling for his Republican alter ego. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Anyone who attends community or charitable events around our town has no doubt met Reg Buxton. Ive seen him recently at a political fundraisers and at a benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and I almost always see him and his wife, Sandra, at ubiquitous at opening nights for Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center. Both Buxtons dedicate their time, talent and treasure to a number of causes on the Paradise Coast, and I think we are lucky to have them here. Ive had Reg as a guest on my show many times and am always interested to learn more about his interesting background. As a younger man, he spent time in the Caribbean racing sailboats and running a charter yacht company. This was in the day when illicit drug trade flourished throughout the islands. Having done some previous work as a consultant with various government alphabet agencies, Reg was contracted as a consultant to try to help stop the flow of drugs to the Caribbean and to the United States mainland. With his charter business and racing career as a cover, he roamed the islands tracking the movements of drug traffickers and their product. Many of these encounters got a little dicey, he recalls, with punches thrown, shots fired, boats sunk and people sometimes disappearing. Even though many arrests and seizures of large amounts of drugs were made in the Caribbean, the largest catch in which Reg was involved happened off the coast of Miami in the 1990s. Millions of dollars worth of drugs were confiscated, and Reg was the principal witness. The first trail resulted in a hung jury. Prosecutors proceeded with a second trial, and just before it was set to begin, Reg was shopping at his neighborhood Publix when a man walked up to him and said: I know you. Youre Reg Buxton, you live at xxxxx, your wife is Sandra and your children are xxxx and xxxx. I hope they have a long and prosperous life. As Reg tells it, when he invited the man outside to talk further, the man somehow fell and sustained extensive injuries to his face and mouth. The man decided he needed to return to the East Coast at once for medical care. The second trial ended with the conviction of all parties. Regs consulting work took him to Central and South America, Thailand, Europe, Burma, Malaysia and Mexico. He demurs when asked the name of the government or governments that hired him. Ive learned that there are episodes in and stories about his covert life he can talk about, but that there are also many he cannot discuss. When you see Reg and if you have an interest, ask about some of his missions. The Buxtons settled in Naples 17 years ago and since then have been anything but covert. Most of us who know him would never suspect that in a previous life, Reg was surrounded by the bad guys. Hes a graduate of Leadership Collier and the Leadership Institute as well as Greater Naples Leadership. For his many contributions to the community, he was named one of the Education Foundation of Collier Countys 2007 Men of Distinction. I appreciate Reg, not only for his many contributions and accomplishments, but also for leading the life he desires. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www. bobharden.com. The show is archived for listeners convenience. PROFILES IN PARADISE Many things about Reg Buxton might surprise you What makes you laugh: National politics reminds me of The Emperors New Clothes fable. Last book you read: The Bible. Something youll never understand: Two things. First, why, in a country of more than 300 million people, we cant nd political leaders who want to do what has to be done to keep our nation strong and to protect our liberty, instead of doing whats best for them and the big special interest groups. And second, how young men and women who put themselves in harms way for us and our country can come home and not have a way to make living and provide for their families. What you are most proud of: 47 years of marriage. Its amazing, as life with me is no day at the beach. Something the Paradise Coast really needs: In Collier and Lee counties, almost 2,000 children and their parent/parents dont have a place to live that they can call their own. Im not talking about owning a place; Im talking about a place that they come home to every night and sleep in their own bed. Talking points with Reg Buxton i i d M d s bobHARDEN e-mail: email@example.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 OVERWHELMINGLY, THE sense of where the residential building industry is at in Southwest Florida may be summed up in a single, lackluster, non-committal, wait-and-see, shrugging expression: eh. That fragile confidence probably isnt helped by a report from The U.S. Department of Commerce that found in the last few weeks that both newhome sales in the United States, as well as single family-home construction, were lower in 2011 than any year on record. The quantity of new homes being built sounds even smaller when compared (unfairly yet inevitably) with the boom in late 2005 through early 2007. For instance, 300 to 400 whole-house permits were issued each month in Charlotte County around that time. Now only 25 or 30 of those permits are issued per month, said Suzanne Graham, governmental affairs chairman of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association. Therell never be a boom again like there was down here, said Jimmy Pascale of the small customer builder JJ Staten Homes with an office in Lehigh Acres. He notes, as many have, that the sale of so many of those homes relied on consumers taking on mortgages they couldnt afford. To make matter worse, the resulting painful correction in the financial sector is slowing the recovery by making it too hard for middleclass consumers in particular to get a mortgage, said Brad Hunter, chief economist at Metrostudy, a national housing data research and consulting firm. Thats a viewpoint many home builders share. I guess the government is probably at the moment hindering the recovery because they are doing things that reduce peoples ability to get mortgages: tightening lending standards after the harm has been done, (which is) now causing additional harm, he said. It would be nice if people could actually afford the homes, and clear the market of excess supply remaining. (See B1 for more about mortgages.)Yet in spite of all these headwinds, industry experts, including Mr. Hunter, point to a return to form for the housing market. Thats in large part because investors are snapping up deals both unfinished land and single-family homes throughout Southwest Florida. A report by Metrostudy shows the Naples-Fort Myers housing market experienced a fall in construction, but a rise in home absorption during the fourth quarter of 2011, with new home inventory in the area falling from 1,175 to 1,072 units. The firm cited a dramatic improvement in job growth as one of the key factors in that absorption of homes because as people find work it naturally leads to a demand for housing, Mr. Hunter said. After losing jobs in huge numbers for most of 2010, this market is now adding jobs at a pace of over 4,000 per year, the report reads.Investors snap up dealsAverage homebuyers dont often have the capital to pay for all or most of a home in cash. But the low prices and low interest rates are also attractive to investors, contributing to a quickening absorption of that backlog of empty or foreclosed properties. The best investment right now and I invest across a lot of asset classes is North American real estate, states Aubrey J. Ferrao, who made his fortune investing in land on the Gulf Coast of Naples and then developing it when the market became hot. Hes built luxurious, highly amenitized communities such as Fiddlers Creek and Pelican Bay. Now with home sales flat, Mr. Ferrao, who is chief executive officer and founder of Gulf Bay Group of Companies, sold some of the unfinished lots within his developments to outside builders. Lennar Corp. and D.R. Horton, public homebuilding giants, recently invested in a combined total of 318 Fiddlers Creek lots for $100,000 each, reported The Wall Street Journal last week. The community has 1,743 homes, with room and plans to build another 4,257 in 2014. Im seeing the green shoots of a real estate recovery, said Mr. Ferrao. This is the first time since 2005 that you have builders looking to purchase land and build homes. It remains to be seen how much those investors will make in return. D.R. Horton and Lennar plan to sell the homes for roughly half the more than $1 million many properties in that neighborhood sold for at the peak of the boom. People are getting a Bentley at Buick prices, Mr. Ferrao says. Other companies that have the clout to invest in larger land purchases are also taking advantage of investment opportunities. The luxury public homebuilder Toll Brothers has under construction a new gated community of 268 homes in Bonita Springs. I think Floridas going to be a strong market for many years to come, with baby boomers retiring, said Ken Thirtyacre, Toll Brothers division president. Buyers are also investing in homes in lower-priced markets, properties in areas such as Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral, from less than $100,000 and up. Theres more wealth around and a lot of cash (buyers) looking for inexpensive property people are already buying homes in Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral at discounted prices, and either renting the homes out or reselling them, Mr. Hunter said. Confidence gameThese investments in Southwest Florida and elsewhere have led directly to a rise in industry confidence, Mr. Hunter said with the caveat that its a fragile and still-emerging confidence. I think (rising stock prices) goes along with increased building activity, lower inventories, and in general the building industry is expressing more confidence. In fact, we do our own sentiment survey of the homebuilding industry and were finding confidence has improved greatly in the last few months. Its still low, but has improved noticeably. And, he notes, those who have survived the bust have a competitive edge. Building confidence: Homes and optimism rising in SWFLBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com HUNTER THIRTYACRE
Im seeing the green shoots of a real estate recovery This is the first time since 2005 that you have builders looking to purchase land and build homes. Aubrey J. Ferrao CEO, Gulf Bay Group of CompaniesFERRAO Those that are still left standing are strong by definition, right? So thats probably whats allowing to turn things back up a bit. But after watching many of his competitors go out of business or leave Southwest Florida, said builder Steve Gauthier, that doesnt leave him feeling cocky. We feel lucky to still be here because a lot of our friends and associates have either gone out of business or completely left the area, said Mr. Gauthier, who has owned the Cape Coral-based homebuilding and general contracting company Gauthier and Sons Construction for nearly a quarter century. Its been pretty bad but it actually is getting better. He adds, Im definitely going to remain optimistic. The seasons off to a good start already. If it continues the way its going its going to be a good year. Like many local builders, hes relied on remodeling jobs or niche markets to survive the bust. You have to be a chameleon in todays market, said Mr. Gauthier. You have to go with the changes. Hes now working on one nearlynew home: a $100,000-plus makeover of a Cape Coral waterfront home, which he believes will end up being one of the most energy efficient homes in the county. It will rely on both photovoltaic solar power and a smaller version of a commercial wind turbine for electricity, as well as a heating and cooling system that relies on harvesting rainwater and funneling it under the house and through the walls. JJ Staten Homes has stayed relatively busy replacing the poisonous Chinese drywall used in the construction of many homes during the boom. Thats the only thing thats been keeping our lights on, to be honest with you, owner Mr. Pascale said. Caitlin Hustrulid, director of member services and events for the Lee County Building Industry Association, has noticed builders are spending more on advertising at least in one respect. Lees annual Parade of Homes is a marketing campaign that allows builders to showcase some of their homes. It costs builders about $3,000 per model to participate in the parade. This year there are 42 models to see, compared to only 12 three years ago. Its certainly baby steps, but if theyre willing to put marketing dollars in the industry, thats a good sign, said Ms. Hustrulid. Park at Southwest Florida International AirportMap Us: 11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 Parking Information: rates all day, every day! Weeks Total Price Average Daily Rate 1 $60.00 $8.57 2 $88.00 $6.29 3 $116.00 $5.52 5 $172.00 6 $200.00 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A9 GAUTHIER OSVALDO PADILLA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Robert Rodriguez of H&J Contracting in Palm Beach County digs out a lake at the new Bonita Lakes development by Toll Brothers.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEAnti-theft ID breakthroughFor people who become stressed when asked to prove their identities by biometric scans of fingerprints, hand prints or eyeballs, Japans Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology has developed a chair frame that authenticates merely by sitting down: a buttscanner. Professor Shigeomi Koshimizus device produces a map of the users unique derriere shape, featuring 256 degrees of pressure at 360 different points and could be used not only to protect vehicles from theft but also, when connected to a computer, to prevent log-ons by those with unauthorized posteriors. Imminent gay takeovers Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey, Peru (population 16,000), speaking at the opening of a water works in November, warned residents about strontium in the water, which he said suppresses male hormones. He reminded residents that nearby Tabalosos, which is lately popular with gays and lesbians, shares the water supply and that Huarmey could turn gay, too. A November report by Muslim scholars at Saudi Arabias highest religious council (Majlis al-Ifta al-Aala), presented to the Saudi legislature, warned that ending the ban on females driving would cause a surge in prostitution, pornography, divorce and, of course, homosexuality (and the scholars added that, within 10 years, the country would have no more virgins). Ironies Because this past Christmas fell on a Sunday, nearly one Protestant church in 10 in the U.S. reported having canceled Sunday services that day out of fear of low attendance, as parishioners remained at home with family. (The poll, by Lifeway Research, noted also that other churches, while not canceling, had left services to their second-string clergy.) Retired sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. was arrested in November in a suburb of Denver and charged with distributing methamphetamine to men in exchange for sex. Sheriff Sullivan, who had a distinguished career as Arapahoe County sheriff, was booked into the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Center, named for him after he retired in 2002. Eldon Alexander, 36, and Ms. Korin Vanhouten, 47, had two different encounters with Ogden, Utah, police on Dec. 15. First, they were issued misdemeanor citations after being accused of shoplifting at a WinCo Foods store. They were released and walked out to their car in the parking lot, but summoned the police when they discovered that while they were busy shoplifting, someone had broken into their car and stolen a stereo. (The shoplifted items were worth about $25, the stereo about $60.) Sheriffs deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in December in Bryan, Texas, after she had allegedly arranged a hit on her husband. (The hit man, of course, was an undercover officer.) Gelber said she had walked in on the husband romancing with one of her friends, and the couple were in the process of divorcing (complicated by his having removed her from his health insurance just as she was scheduled for expensive surgery). Gelber is the author of the 2010 crime thriller, Temporary Amnesia, and told the hit man that she was quite familiar with investigative procedures (though obviously poor at spotting undercover officers). The litigious society Jesse Dimmick filed a lawsuit in Topeka, Kan., in October against Jared and Lindsay Rowley whom he has been convicted of kidnapping in a notorious 2009 episode that resulted in his being shot by police. Mr. Dimmick broke into the home and held the couple hostage at knifepoint, but now says that, during the siege, the couple made him an oral contract, legally binding, that the y would help him hide if he would sometime later pay them an unspecified amount of money. According to the lawsuit, since Mr. Dimmick was subsequently shot (accidentally, said the Topeka police), his injuries were the result of the Rowleys breaching the contract to hide him safely. (Police, who had surrounded the home, arrested Mr. Dimmick when he fell asleep.) The two men who heroically pulled a woman out of a burning car wreck in 2009, and surely (according to a highway patrol officer on the scene) saved her life, have sued the woman for the emotional and physical disabilities that resulted from the episode (brought to light in an August 2011 Associated Press report). David Kelley and Mark Kincaid not only stopped voluntarily to help, but were the only ones on the scene capable of pulling the woman to safety. (The fire was so hot that it melted Mr. Kelleys cellphone.) Mr. Kelley said he has suffered serious breathing problems and cannot avoid horrific dreams reliving the episode. The woman, Theresa Tanner, subsequently admitted that she deliberately crashed the car that day in a suicide attempt. Former 11-year-veteran police officer Louise McGarva, 35, filed a lawsuit recently, asking the equivalent of about $760,000, against the Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland, for causing her posttraumatic stress disorder. Officer McGarva was attending a supposedly routine riot training session that got out of hand. She said she discovered that she had developed a debilitating fear of sirens and police cars. Tri-athlete Sabine von Sengbusch, 46, filed a lawsuit recently against Meghan Rohan, 28, over a June bicycle-pedestrian collision in New York Citys Central Park. Von Sengbusch claims that Rohan had the audacity to step in front of her as she was bicycling, causing her to fall and suffer painful and permanent injuries. (Although von Sengbusch said she was inside the bike lane at the time, park officials said signs make clear that pedestrians have the right of way at all times.) Von Sengbuschs permanent injuries did not prevent her from competing in a triathlon on Oct. 1, in which she finished second. According to a New York Post report on the lawsuit, Central Park pedestrians are growing more vociferous in denouncing bicyclists, and vice versa. Our patients speak out about their Cataract Surgery Experience... With the most cataract surgery experience in S.W. Florida, come to the experts at Eye Centers of Florida.Exceptional professionalism throughout my care. Very pleased with service and results. Derek of Naples Outstanding...very pleased. I will recommend Dr. Brown and staff to all. Kenneth of Bonita Springs www.ecof.comNaples 2352 Pine Ridge Rd. 239.263.2700 North Naples 877 111th Ave., Unit 2 239.591.2949 Bonita Springs 26831 S. 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&Feb.2,6,16,17Were Hittin the Road!Shell Point is the perfect place for gracious retirement living and includes everything that makes the Florida lifestyle so attractive all in a resort-style setting.LEARN MORE, ATTEND A FREE SEMINAR RIGHT IN YOUR AREA.Simply call (239) 466-1131 to register.Feb.2 Charlotte County from 10:30-11:30am. Feb.6 Sarasotafrom 10:00-11:00am. Feb.16 Estero/Bonita from 10:00-11:00am. Feb.17Naples from10:00-11:00amFeb.3 Surviving the World Trade Center Collapse Richard Piccioto at 7:00pm. Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September11, 2001. Trapped in the smoldering rubble of the north tower after its collapse, Richards gripping first-person account provides a firefighters view of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe and emergency response. Tickets are $25. Call (239) 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts.Feb.7,15&28Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239) 466-1131 to reserve your placeFeb.9Maintaining an Active Lifestyle After 80 at 6pm. Part of The Assisted Living Speaker Series at Shell Point. Join the experts as they discuss everything from lifestyles after 80, as well as the six dimensions of wellness. Admission is free. Call (239) 454-2077 to reserve your place.Feb.13ETA 3at 7:00pm A classical trio comprising American flutist Chelsea Knox, Japanese Pianist Tomoko Nakayama, and Russia Clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky. One of the most prominent, and exciting emerging chamber music groups coming out of New York City. Tickets are $35 each. Call (239) 454-2067 or visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts.Feb.18&19 Naples Senior Expo from 10am-4pm, Saturday and Sunday. Stop by the Senior Expo in Naples at the Naples Italian American Club on Airport Pulling Road. This expo will be free and offers a variety of booths with information that benefits seniors. You can enter to win a $20 Publix Gift Card.Feb.19 An Evening with CS Lewis at 6:15pmBritish actor David Payne will perform An evening with CS Lewis. This dramatic staged production is set in the year 1963, when famed British author C. S. Lewis was in the twilight of his life. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 454-2147or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise.Feb.23from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Shell Point Retirement Community will host an Open House welcoming guests to come on-site and tour the community, while taking the opportunity to learn more about the services and amenities offered in the resort-style Lifecare community. There will be several activities occurring during this event as well, including the opportunity to tour several furnished model units. This event is Free. For information call (239) 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell PointThe public is invited and many of these events are FREEShell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionar y Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. SLS-2028-12 (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! home&SHELL POINTOPEN HOUSEgarden FREE! UpcomingEvents2012 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 A11 Circuit judge, attorney to address women votersCollier County Circuit Judge Hugh Hayes and attorney Sharon Hanlon will discuss How Florida Citizens can Maintain an Independent Judiciary when the League of Women Voters of Collier County meets at noon Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Country Club of Naples. As elections approach, Florida voters need to know where they can obtain information about judicial candidates as well as unbiased assessments of proposals state lawmakers will consider during the session. Judge Hayes has 33 years on the Collier bench. He is a former chief judge for Circuit 20 and a former associate judge on the Second District Court of Appeals. Ms. Hanlon is a recent member of the Judicial Nominating Commission and was the founding president of the Collier County Womens Bar Association. She is a director of the Collier County Bar Association. The cost of the optional luncheon is $20 for LWVCC members and $25 for non-members. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, by calling 263-4656 or at www.lwvcolliercounty. org. Circuit Judge Hugh Hayes Sharon Hanlon Clerk of court offers two free seminars Collier County residents are invited to two free seminars presented by the office of Dwight Brock, clerk of the circuit court. Searching Public Records using CollierClerk.com will take place from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at South Regional Library on Lely Cultural Boulevard. Participants will learn how to find out if someone has a court record; look up official records such as a mortgage, deed or homeowner association documents; pay a traffic citation; check jury duty numbers; or file a tenant eviction or small claims case. Information about how to apply for a passport or marriage license is also on the clerks website. Register by calling 252-7542. Residential Tenant Evictions is set for 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Headquarters Regional Library on Orange Blossom Drive. Attendees will learn the most common reasons why landlords evict tenants and about the role of the clerks office in a tenant eviction action. Although attendees will be able to ask questions or discuss case scenarios, the clerks office cannot provide legal advice. Sign up by calling 593-0177. For more information, visit www. collierclerk.com.
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Mental illness is a subject that many of us do not wish to discuss, yet it has a surprising impact on all of our lives. One in four families has at least one member with a mental disorder. Many times, family members are the primary caregivers and the illness has a dramatic impact on the entire family, its quality of life and its financial circumstances. Mental illnesses are major causes of wide spread illness, disability and premature death in the United States. People with an untreated mental disorder can be forced into economic dependence, homelessness, social isolation, unwanted job changes, lost opportunities for promotion and education, unemployment and other disruptions in their life. They can also be victims of human rights violations and discrimination. On a larger scale, three of the six leading factors that impact our lifespan are related to disabilities due to psychiatric disorders (depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). On average, people with a diagnosed persistent mental illness will die 25 years earlier than the general population. In Florida, on average, every three hours a person commits suicide. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 25-34. In 2009, more Floridians died of suicide than from homicides and HIV combined. This leads us to ask the question: Why invest in mental health services? Is there really a return on investment? Most people think the cost of mental illness is in terms of providing treatment. The real cost, however, is related to indirect factors. A recent study estimates that various mental illnesses cost society $255.4 billion annually in lost earnings in the United States. If you apply that to Florida, that represents $26.1 billion in lost earnings. So as the legislature looks once again this year to cut funding to mental health services, it is important to understand that if mental health services are not funded directly, these costs show up in other systems often at much higher rates and for much longer time spans. They get shifted to the child welfare system, education system, criminal and juvenile justice system and health-care system. In Florida, mentally ill individuals in jail and prison outnumber those in state mental hospitals by nearly five to one. Nearly half of those people in state prisons with mental illness were incarcerated for non-violent crime. The cost of repeatedly arresting people with mental illness is staggering. Minimal care for one mentally ill person for one year in a Florida jail costs $40,000, while intensive community mental health treatment (like the community based services provided at the David Lawrence Center) for that same individual costs less than $20,000. Mental illnesses do not occur in isolation. They often are associated with physical and chronic illness such as diabetes, cardio vascular disease, cancers and respiratory disease. The relationship between physical illness and mental illness is bidirectional: Persons with mental illness are more likely to have certain physical illnesses, and those with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to have mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Untreated or poorly managed psychiatric problems affect health-care resource utilization through increased length of stays in hospitals and repeated access to emergency rooms. The growing body of evidence suggests that psychiatric treatment can reduce outpatient and inpatient medical utilization. Recent studies find that unless the mental illness component is treated, medication adherence is compromised. This results in higher healthcare cost and, it follows, reduced health outcomes and higher costs overall. When it comes to children, the cost of childhood mental health disorders can be vast and largely hidden. Early onset of mental health disorders disrupts education and early careers. If effective treatment is not provided, the consequences into adulthood can be exponential. Overall, untreated mental illnesses have a large impact not only on the individual suffering from the symptoms of their disease and their family members who suffer with them, but on society as whole. Untreated mental illness greatly increases societal costs and creates a burden on communities and the public. These costs result in lost productivity, reduced mortality, increased incarceration, social services and child welfare agency expenditures, poor health care, high financial cost and an overall loss of human potential. All of these costs are much greater than the necessary investment in mental health treatment and services. Without adequately funding for mental health services, these costs are likely to grow. Paying for mental health services represents not solely a cost, but it is an investment that saves money long term and helps people restore and rebuild their lives. Cost-effective solutions that ease the burden of untreated mental illness are available for the Collier County community at the David Lawrence Center, which serves as the behavioral health component of our communitys health-care network. As a not-for-profit organization founded and still governed by community leaders, David Lawrence Center can only accomplish this through collaborative partnerships that encourage members of our community to embrace and invest in our efforts to ensure the health, wellbeing and safety of our community. David Schimmel is the CEO of the David Lawrence Center, a nonprofit behavioral health agency that provides mental health and substance abuse solutions for children, adults and families. The center operates more than 40 comprehensive inpatient, residential, outpatient and community-based services. For more information, call 455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.
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Bill was a freshman at college when he experimented with drugs and experienced a terrifying psychotic break. He believed the whole world even his family was against him. His distraught parents turned to the David Lawrence Center Crisis Stabilization Unit where he was kept safe and medically supervised. Bill spent the next two years working with a psychiatrist and therapist to identify and cope with these damaging thoughts so he could return to his studies. As he nears graduation, Bills relationship with his family has never been stronger and his future holds endless opportunities.Bill is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in nine of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. His Mind is Our Concern. DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A19 Abraham Lincoln expert to speak on MarcoThe Jewish Congregation of Marco Island and the Marco Island Historical Society present world-renowned Abraham Lincoln historian Thomas Schwartz, director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, with The Life and Legacy of Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, Feb. 25. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with light dinner at JCMI; Dr. Thomas lecture will start at 7:15 p.m. at the historical society. Patron tickets for $45 include the dinner reception and reserved seating at the lecture. General seating for the lecture only is $25. For reservations or more information, call Estie Karpman at 642-4049 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Military Ball open to all at Club Pelican BayThe Military Officers Association of Southwest Florida invites all present and former military members, their guests and the pubic to the MOASWWF Military Ball on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Club Pelican Bay, Seating is limited to 250. Tickets for $65 per person include valet parking, dinner and toasting wine. A silent auction will help raise money for military charities and local JROTC programs. Gift certificates and other donations for the auction are welcome. MOASWF supports to local JROTC programs, sends boxes to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and provides holiday gifts to children of St. Matthews House. The group is a chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For tickets or information about donating to the silent auction, call Jerry Bennett at 643-4343, ext. 229.
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Kyle Bennett; Feb. 29, Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Kirk Dreiser; March 7, Family Church of Marco Island with Rev. Tim Neptune; March 14, San Marco Catholic Church with Father Tim Navin; March 20, Marco Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Lyle; and March 22, Marco Lutheran Church with Rev. Kevin Koenig. Hadassah presents Simcha in Song Collier County Hadassah presents a musical journey from Israel to Broadway beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Temple Shalom. Ten cantors and cantorial soloists will present a program of Israeli, Sephardic-Ladino, Yiddish and Broadway music, and the Naples Klezmer Revival Band with Stuart Warshauer will join in creating A Simcha in Song. Cantor Donna Azu, Temple Shaloms first female cantor, will lead the program that celebrates 100 years of Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America. Cantor Azus Persian roots influence her frequent use of melodic Sephardic/Ladino music of the Jews expelled from Spain who settled in the Middle East. Her Temple Shalom colleague, organist and choir director Peter Lewis, will provide accompaniment. Other voices in the program will include: cantors Faith Steinsnyder, Donna Goldstein (retired) and Aaron Kaplan and cantorial soloists Douglas Renfrow, Lawrence Dermer, Ann Newman, Jane Galler, Hari Jacobsen and Lori Cohen. Tickets begin at $50 ($18 for ages 25 and under). Call Lauren Becker at 5925304 or Lynn Weiner at 598-1009. Cantor Donna Azu Fa ith Steinsn yder
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Light Kit & Hand Held Remote Control Included Belcaro Walnut Finish Lifetime Warranty Also available in Dark Brushed Bronze FinishNaples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Trail E. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave www.LightingFirst.usans $19995ashionable at the Coolest Prices Bolo by Purchase Your Tickets Today! 239.659.6524www.NaplesTownHall.orgFebruary 25th, 2012, 6:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Hear about the candidates in a forum that few, if any, ever get to witnessListen to Brets observations on the 2012 presidential selection processSee unpublished photographs from behind the scenesLIVE AUCTION for a dream trip for four to Washington D.C. and dinner with Bret Baier and the All Star Panel Go behind the scenes at the 2012 Republican Presidential Debates students, families and faith-based supporters of their message. On Friday, the bicyclists will have with them a bloodstained shirt that has been on display in their Modern-Day Slavery Museum at the center in Immokalee. Worn by a teenage fieldworker from Guatemala who in 1996 was beaten by his boss in Immokalee when he insisted on stopping for a drink, the shirt and its story have become a lasting symbol of the coalitions efforts to improve conditions for workers in Florida fields. Since then, seven slavery cases involving more than 1,200 agricultural workers have been successfully prosecuted in Florida. Meanwhile, the CIW has convinced nine of the nations largest fast food chains and food service companies, as well as the powerful Florida Tomato Growers Exchange, to sign the Fair Food Agreement. It asks that buyers pay a penny more per pound for tomatoes the difference between a worker earning $50 and $80 in a 10-to-12-hour day. The agreement also includes protections against sexual abuse and enslavement, and provides for first-aid training and some sun shelter for workers. In the last year, the CIW has turned its efforts toward supermarket chains, but so far only Whole Foods has signed up. Both Publix and Trader Joes have repeatedly refused to meet with the group. Should Trader Joes sign the agreement before the grand opening of its Naples store, CIW representatives will not make the bicycle trek planned for Feb. 10, but they still plan to rally on Feb. 12, moving the location to the Publix at U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road. Trader Joes, like Publix, highlights fair trade principles in its coffee advertisements. Trader Joes Fair Trade Certified Coffees help contribute to a better way of life for farmers and their families, reads a statement on the companys website. Trader Joes insists it is already in line with the CIWs requirements under California law, and adds that it already pays the penny-perpound premium for workers. But theres no way to hold the company accountable for those statements, and the California law is the same one under which the worst of the abuses occurred, the CIW says, adding it doesnt make sense for Trader Joes not to sign an agreement it claims it already follows. The CIWs Fair Trade Agreement JOESFrom page 1We know its very likely this is not the only store thats going to open in Florida. They wouldnt extend their supply chain down here just for one store. Our allies are aware and organized and will be there to greet them, no matter what area of Florida they decide to go to. Oscar Otzoy, a fieldworker who is employed by the CIW as a spokesperson and activist.
Due to the increasing need for specialized pediatric services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, we are responding. A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida will house 150 beds and all of the ancillary specialty services to treat the most critically ill children and their families. Please join us as we embark on this amazing journey of hope and care for the children of Southwest Florida. For more information on how you can help save a childs life, please call 239-343-6950, or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation Keep Children Close to Home for Health Care W e are responding to the increasing need for specialized pediatric servic es in Southwest F lorida by building a new state-of-the-art Childrens Hospital Our new Childrens Hospital of Southwest F lorida will house 148 beds and many specialty servic es to treat the most critically-i ll childr en and their families.For more information on how you can hel p save a chil ds life, p l ease ca ll 239-343-6 950, or visit www.LeeMemorial .org/Foundation 239-768-0006 239-574-5406 239-594-0124 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A27 would help hold Trader Joes accountable if there are abuses occurring, explains Oscar Otzoy, a fieldworker who is employed by the CIW as a spokesperson and activist. If something is happening in the fields, like systemic sexual harassment or unfair wages, theres a process that comes into play for it to be rectified, he said, speaking through a translator. Trader Joes wouldnt comment for this story, referring instead to a letter posted on the companys website last October in response to CIW protests in California and elsewhere. Were just going to go round and round all day, said spokesperson Alison Mochizuki. I think in the letter its pretty clear. Following the CIWs agreement would cost Trader Joes about $30,000 per year, The Atlantic reported. The multi-billion dollar company is owned by a family trust set up by the owners of Aldi, a German discount supermarket chain. Trader Joes, Walmart, Costco and other companies were also the focus of an investigation four years ago by the AFL-CIO, and supported by the U.S. State Department, for buying shrimp from sweatshop-like factories in Thailand and Bangladesh. Workers under age 8 were subject to sexual and physical abuse, debt bondage, child labor and unsafe working conditions, CNN reported in April 2008. Those conditions are not unfamiliar to activist Mr. Otzoy. The slavery cases that originated in Florida include just those types of abuses and others. On Friday, Feb. 10, when the CIW will ask to meet with Kent Smathers, vice president of Trader Joes, they plan to tell him the story behind the bloodied shirt and discuss signing the Fair Food Agreement. Mr. Otzoy says its not likely the executive will show, but he and others in the coalition are holding out hope. We know its very likely this is not the only store thats going to open in Florida, he says. They wouldnt extend their supply chain down here just for one store. Our allies are aware and organized and will be there to greet them, no matter what area of Florida they decide to go to. COURTESY PHOTO A march at Trader Joes headquarters in Monrovia, Calif., in October 2011
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The written nominations should include background information on the candidate and the name, address and telephone number of the person making the nomination. Nominations should be e-mailed to Mr. McEvoy at email@example.com or mailed to the Naples St. Patrick Foundation, 300 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, Naples FL 34102. Deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, Feb. 10. A selection committee will review all nominations and choose the winner. Key Bank donates to Neighborhood Health ClinicThe Neighborhood Health Clinic has received $5,000 from the Key Bank Foundation to help purchase surgical instruments. The check presentation was made recently by Mike Dillon, president of the bank in Naples. As the number of patients at the clinic has increased so has the need for surgical care, says Nancy Lascheid, co-founder of the clinic. Our volunteer medical staff continues to resolve problems of injuries, lacerations, abscesses, skin cancers and more. Our heart-felt appreciation goes to Key Bank for approving our grant request for the purchase of additional surgical instruments. Key Bank is also a sponsor of the clinics 2012 Block Party, a fundraiser set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. The clinic does not accept any government funding and relies solely on the community for support. For more information, call 261-6600 or visit www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org. Local teens help nonprofit promote childrens literacy SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSqueezing in volunteer hours can prove difficult for kids in high school, but five local seniors and two other students recently donated an afternoon to be teen spokespersons in three public service announcements to help collect books for children in need, a mission of the K is for Kids Foundation. The PSAs were produced by ITZ Media Group and will be aired by Comcast. The students each also recorded a voiceover to update a K is for Kids video that was shot last year. Bringing books to kids is such an important cause and Im excited to be a part of it, says Erin Clawson, a dual enrollment student at Gulf Coast High School and Florida Gulf Coast University. She and another teen, Ali Martin, have previously served as spokespersons for the foundation. Ms. Martin is an early admissions student at Edison State College and will also be graduating from Gulf Coast High this year. Friends since elementary school, the young women have volunteered more than 500 hours for K is for Kids, most recently by organizing a teen fashion show to help raise money and books for the foundations Rising Readers program. The other graduating seniors appearing in the PSAs are George Hiller and Chen Yu from Barron Collier, and Danielle Verduchi from Naples High. Along with Jessica Cederquist, a sophomore at Barron Collier, they are representing K is for Kids as spokespersons for the first time. Daniela Alban, the only college student in the group, was the first Barron Collier student to volunteer for K is for Kids in 2008. This month the students are squeezing in more volunteer hours to host K is for Kids funraisers during its Bring a Book, Bring a Friend campaign in conjunction with Childrens Literacy Month. Teens are K is Kids primary volunteers, providing the energy and inspiration that fuels the foundations twin goals of promoting childrens literacy and leadership. The Bring a Book, Bring a Friend childrens book fair takes place at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops on Saturday, Feb. 11. There will be lots of fun activities for kids, like face painting, balloon twisting and a writing workshop. Plus kids will get to meet two authors, Ms. Clawson says. K is for Kids is also planning a book fair as part of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival that will be held at Barnes & Noble in Coconut Point on Saturday, March 3. 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Grant will help Charity for Change revamp websiteCharity for Change will receive a $7,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County to automate the Charity for Change website, which is used by the students and teachers participating in the School Giver Program at five Collier County elementary schools. Students access the website weekly to play the Counting for Charity math game as one way they raise funds for charities each classroom selects. Since 2008, students and Community Partners who support the School Giver Program have donated $55,000 to 72 charities. Automating the website system that tracks charity classroom visits, character development puzzles, classroom fundraising efforts, student honorees, school announcements, puppet shows performed by the students and other activities will give Charity for Change staff and volunteers the ability to expand the program to more schools, students and charities. For more information, visit www. charityforchange.org. Naples Relay For Life earns American Cancer Society accoladesThe American Cancer Societys Relay For Life of Naples has received the Nationwide Number One Per Capita Award from the ACS, proclaiming it the top relay in the nation for service areas with populations between 250,000 and 499,999. Relay events take place in 5,000 communities around the country every year, including nearly 350 in Florida, and involved an estimated 3.5 million people. While 2011 was an impressive year for the Naples event, it continues to rely on the support of the community; corporate sponsors, teams, volunteers and in-kind donations are crucial to its continuing success. This year, we again look to our Naples community to help the Naples Relay support those who are dealing with and who have dealt with cancer, says Kathy Cleeland, area executive director of the ACS South Gulf Coast Area. Relay For Life is an overnight event that celebrates the lives of people whove battled cancer and remembers those who have lost the fight. Team members take turns walking or running the track throughout the night, while numerous activities help raise funds and awareness. This years Relay For Life of Naples takes place Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, at Gulfview Middle School. For more information, contact Dani Johnson at 2872028. FREE SEMINAR -Waste of Time or Life Saving Test???The Real Scoop on PSA Screening!!!We will discuss prostate screening guidel ines, newer and more sensitive tests for prostate cancer, cancer vaccines, as well as other state-of-the-art treatment options. Speakers to include the board certi ed physicians of Specialists in Urology and Premiere Oncology : The physicians will welcome questions following the presentations.th | Please call Susan Scholz to reserve: Complimentary continental breakfast will be served.Specialists in Urology are the official urologists of the Boston Red Sox Spring Training NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 A31 Rates and availability subject to change without notice. Proper dress required. Are you a big game hunter? Find big game hereon the two Tom Fazio courses at Bonita Bay East. Where will you nd the thrill of golf? Your hunt ends here. FEBRUARY APRIL SEASONAL PLAY PROGRAMS Call 239-405-9002 or email BBEGolf@ bonitabaygroup.comDAILY PLAYtwi-light rates now available. book a tee time from three to 90 days in advance: BonitaBayEast.com On Immokalee Rd., 6 miles east of I-75. NONPROFIT NEWS
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A37 The smell of popcorn permeated the air, a canap soon to be topped off in truffle butter. In 20 minutes, the double doors would open to Mrs. Morans guests Naples and Chicago glitterati, predominately, with their hearty laughs and hearty jewels and hearty pulls from their glasses. But before her living room filled with looks and sips, Mrs. Moran held off on those 4-inch heels, Did we get the candle lit in the bathroom? Candle lit, 15 minutes, photographer snap-snapping, slip, slip, shoes on, Now Im tall.Two days outMrs. Moran stands in flats on her lanai. A petite, pixie blonde, she directs four furniture movers on where to place her outdoor granite table, banquet length with garnet inlay. The closer to the fireplace, the more room for the dancers, five-time world champion cabaret performers who will take to her marble floor and mesmerize 40 guests on the night of her Naples Winter Wine Festival vintner dinner. Parties of Gatsby legend and lavish, Mrs. Moran has attended a few, but 2012 marks her first as a hostess. So come on, movers, three or four inches more, youve come too far, back just a hair, whoa, perfect. The lighting crew should arrive shortly to begin rigging bulbs and cables for effects that will set the skin and moves of the dancers as most libidinous. Back inside, furniture out. Minding the stature of such a dinner, Mrs. Moran will live without her couches, chairs, ottomans and tables for a week. She leaves one bar stool for her investment manager husband to sit with his computer, but just look at that ceiling! an installation of flickering lights swept over with rich purple drapery; dark, diaphanous lapping to mimic the night sky. Wait until you see it flicker at night. Its pretty romantic. Looks like stars twinkling, she says, looking up. Its all about the illusion meaning magic, the festival theme not the party or the opulence. Hardly an illusion, sumptuous fetes are practically commonplace here, for the Morans are hosting another dinner on Monday, three nights after their vintner debut, this time for 100-plus members and guests of the local Chaine des Rotisseurs. But just as Mrs. Moran begins to appear too grand, too different, she turns into one of us all. Her youngest son walking down the stairs beckoning, Mom she turns from her furniture movers, from her assistant sorting out menu programs and gift bags and from the reporter who has been treated to little morsels of the days leading up to the dinner. She turns to her boy, What, baby? Will whoevers driving the black MAGICFrom page 1 SEE MAGIC, A38 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Eddy Brown and Heidi Farrugia join fellow guests in applause for the culinary team. Celebrity chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto of Restaurant Revolution in New Orleans. Truffle-buttered popcorn Co-hosts Ken and Grace Evenstad and Tom and Sandi Moran with Robin and Jon Lail of Lail Vineyards.You want your guests to walk through that door and not only feel like they are coming to your home, but feel extra special, feel that Wow! factor that transports them and this night to a magical time. Hostess Sandi Moran Where the Magic Begins vintner dinner
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA38 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Beamer please move their car, the 16-year-old redhead asks. Now back to that ceiling a dim flicker during the day, but wait til you see it at night. You want your guests to walk through that door and not only feel like they are coming to your home, but feel extra special, feel that Wow factor that transports them and this night to a magical time, says Mrs. Moran, standing in her in-flux family room of mirrors and chandeliers. Shes named her dinner, Where the Magic Begins, spinning off the 2012 festival theme, Believe in the Magic. To Mrs. Moran, the vintner dinners are a time to wine and dine the attendees so they will bid high and often at the auction the following day for the festival is all about the children. And though those words might sound like justification, the festival has raised more than $100 million for 38 charities in 12 years. And though those words might feel rehearsed festival trustees and party planners and public relations specialists all end their lines the same way: Its all about the children its irrefutable that more than 125,000 children in Collier County now have a chance, whether it be in an after-school program or for a post-secondary education, dental care or speech therapy. And when Mrs. Moran says it, Its all about the children feels sincere, for children are the reoccurring subject in the art along her walls paintings of a boy and girl from Mexico, a village child from China, a little sous chef in the kitchen, two Italian girls in the hall. Her home exudes elegance crown molding in the bathrooms, an original Salvador Dali in the library but theres an undercurrent of comfort dog bed in the corner, tomatoes lining the kitchen windowsill. And two days before her dinner, to her kitchen she must attend, emptying out her refrigerators for her visiting chefs Rick Tramonto and John Folse of Restaurant Revolution in New Orleans. Any food she wants to keep from her two kitchen refrigerators, two refrigerator drawers, two freezers drawers or the full fridge in her garage, she can allocate to her spares a mini-fridge at the pool bar, one at the wet bar, two in the laundry. Phone call from her husband, Tom: Should he send someone from the office to help? I think so, she replies, for there are more bows to tie on chairs, more gift bags to pack, more menu programs to assemble. But Mrs. Moran zooms past the tasks at hand straight to the morning of the dinner, to setting up the tables, when all the pretty stuff comes out. And in her face a little flicker, faint for now, like her ceiling, but glow enough to hint that, yes, she is happy as hostess. The day before Mrs. Moran leaves arrangements in the care of her assistant and her event coordinator. The festival has begun. Shes scheduled for a wine tasting and VIP party. Her homes booked for linens and landscaping, the shining of wine glasses, the placement of cigar ashtrays. Fanning out tablecloths to count them and check them for tears before ironing, event coordinator Margaret Short stops, Not to be picky Oh, its just a fuzz. Looked like a spot. And her responsibilities carry on. Mrs. Short has participated in the planning of vintner dinners for 12 years, as long as the Naples Winter Wine Festival has been in existence. Shes fair and freckled and only wears flats herself, this time of year. But the day before the feast would be the day she loves, the day when she sees the vision of months and months come together. It will, says the woman who tweaks the timeline of the house, nightly in the days leading up to the dinner. She divides her binder of a timeline with color-coded tabs and insists shes not nervous, more making sure the flow goes well. Again she says, maybe more to herself, It will. It always does. The man in the kitchen sees Ms. Shorts timeline as he sees his recipes: Its a guideline, says Chef de Cuisine Chris Lusk. As he adjusts eight courses for two guests who have dietary restrictions, he has a premium Hamachi fillet in the sink, celebrity chefs arriving at the airport and sous chefs running to Whole Foods. Tomorrow, we will cook, he says. Moments later, So were going to have dancers, I hear. He grins. Nice.The dinnerOh, how the mock night sky lights up the wine glasses. Two glasses apiece for the cocktail reception, two glasses for the first course, two glasses for the second, one for the third, one for the fourth, on and on for 40 guests, more than 400 glasses. Imagine the reflection. But before the dogs are ushered into the master bedroom, someone ever privy to the months and months of planning, someone well aware this magicthemed dinner was no act of Houdini, Charlie Born, Mrs. Morans assistant, concedes, I hope everything is perfect, but if it isnt, I dont think the guests will notice. She looks to the 300-plus-gallon fish tank and sees a smear. Oh no, we cant have that. Wipe, wipe. Its on the inside. Ms. Born walks back to the kitchen. Mrs. Moran finds her there shortly, hugs her, may even have been heard saying, I just love you. Tattoos peek out from underneath the sleeves of Chef Tramonto. Plates garnished with tarot cards, top hats and origami paper match his playful style. Chef Folse can now add the Naples Winter Wine Festival to cooking for President Clintons birthday in the White House and a dinner for the Holy Father in the Vatican. What sets Naples apart? Ambiance, he says. And attention to detail.MAGICFrom page 37 Where the Magic BeginsVintner dinner at the home of Tom and Sandi MoranCanapes Anchovy Tomato Jam Straw Brandade Tator Tot Hamachi Crudo Spoon Truf ed Popcorn Champagne Domaine Serene Rose Domaine Serene 2007 Etoile Vineyard Chardonnay Lail Vineyards 2008 Blueprint Cabernet Saubignon Trio AMUSE Carrot and Clementine Juice Shooter with Tarragon, Carrot Pearls, Carrot Ice Cubes Oyster on the Half Shell, Oyster Ceviche, Chili, Lime Granita Green Apple, Radish Carpaccio, Vanilla Vinaigrette Domaine Serene 2008 Cote Sud Vineyard Chardonnay Lail Vineyards 2010 Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc First Course/Cold Appetizer Burrata Cheese and Caviar Domaine Serene 2008 Cote Sud Vineyard Chardonnay Lail Vineyards 2010 Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc Second Course/Hot Appetizer Death by Gumbo Roasted Stuffed Quail, Scallion and Parsley Salad Domaine Serene 2004 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir Lail Vineyards 2009 Georgia Estate Sauvignon Blanc Third Course/Fish Roasted Sea Scallop with Seared Foie Gras and Black Truf ed White Bean Puree Domaine Serene 2002 Monogram Pinot Noir Fourth Course/Meat Braised Boneless Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce and Rutabaga-Satsuma Puree Lail Vineyards 2004 J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon Lail Vineyards 2008 J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon Dessert Course White Chocolate Bread Pudding Crme Brulee with Salted Caramel Sauce Lail Vineyards 2004 J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon Lail Vineyards 2008 J. Daniel Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon Assorted Petit Fours and Chocolates PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY World-champion cabaret dancers Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian helped heat up the evening at the Morans. Chef de cuisine Chris Lusk, center, plating one of eight courses at the vintner dinner. Wines from Domaine Serene, the winery owned by the evenings co-hosts, Ken and Grace Evenstad, were poured.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A39 Doorbell Guests step over the monogrammed M on the mat, hug from the hostess, eyes cut to the server, bring the wine. Guests move to the piano, photo snapped, printed on site, framed and tucked in each gift bag. A magician mingles about, making wine disappear. One vintner overheard speaking on the auction, If we do well this year, it will be a good indicator for 2012. In a separate room, separate conversation, I see where the money goes, I see the good it does, I sit on the grant committee, Mr. Moran tells one of his guests. Piano-side, Its an extraordinary way to celebrate an even more extraordinary cause, says a Chicago media man. Theres a sound bite. Some wary of a notebook near, That doesnt need to be in the paper. All in all, Do you want more wine?The next days auctionJust past 4 oclock in the afternoon and Heart blares from the tent at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort: Try to understand, try to understand, try, try, try to understand Hes a magic man, Mama. Auction Lot 33, the Treasure Chest lot including one of 15 produced Chateau Haut-Brion 75th Anniversary red wine consoles, eight vintages spanning from 1935 and six bottles from the 2010 vintage sells for $600,000. Vintner Prince Robert of Luxembourg adds a second Haut-Brion lot, it goes for $550,000. Two lots alone, more than $1 million raised. A 2012 Mercedes not on the market yet, no one will be driving this SLS AMG Roadster but the winner goes for $450,000. A 22-day trip around the world on a luxury jet for 50 passengers sells for $240,000. Rattles and noisemakers amplify the tent. Cameras zip from bidder to bidder, projecting bidding duels on two giant screens, making the action look somewhat like a revival. Red letters, all caps, flash along the bottom of the screen, HIGHER! Volunteer Fred Monschein can only describe the scene at The Ritz as one thing, A big top full of millionaires. Mr. Monschein wears a Marine Corps hat and volunteers because, Ive got the time. All these wines Im not familiar with, he says, But the prices theyre paying, seem to be pretty hefty. And he calls that generosity. At table 16, theres that blonde pixie, talking about her dinner, her storytelling chefs, her dancers, her ceiling, remembering a moment when she was sitting there, looking around the room, she says, and you see people that are happy. And you know you are providing that experience they expect. And theyll remember it for the rest of their lifetimes, her husband adds. Madonna blares through the speakers now, beseeching: Get into the groove, boy youve got to prove your love to me, yeah. On to Lot 58 Turkey, an eightnight, once-in-a-lifetime ballooning adventure in Istanbul and Cappadocia for two couples. Sixty thousand, paddle raised at table 16. The biddings now on the big screen. Eighty thousand. One hundred thousand. Look to the center of the room, theres the flicker in those cheeks. East meets west for $120,000. Going once, going twice, sold to the Morans and their friends on their right. Mrs. Morans on her feet now, jumping up and down, arms swaying back and forth, windshield-wiper-like. And though its day outside, underneath that tent, in her face is the twinkle of her electric night sky. Top lots:$1.22 million One-hundred People, One Concert: Exclusive concert at a private Naples home with Grammy Award-winner LeAnn Rimes $1.1 million Treasure Chest: Eight bottles of Haut-Brion vintages, spanning from 1935, plus six bottles from the 2010 vintage, all in a special 75th anniversary console. $600,000 Sensational Scandinavian Seascapes: Six couples venture the Baltic Sea for a week on private luxury yacht. $450,000 Portait of Imola Gray: Skip the waiting list to get behind the wheel of a custom 2012 Merceds-Benz SLS AMG Roadster in Imola Gray metallic paint. $400,000 Suit Yourself Guys, the Girls get Diamnonds: An 11-night Italian extravaganza for four couples, Serpenti watches for the ladies and Saint Andrews suits for the guys. $320,000 A Charity Ball, a Tennis Ball and Sparkly Souvenirs: Three nights for two couples in London, with entree to Elton Johns White Tie & Tiara Ball and center-court seats at Wimbledon. $320,000 In Honor of Haut-Brion: A double magnum of 1989, twin magnums (2000 and 2005) and 35 bottles of the most legendary vintages (1921-2005). $240,000 Lotus Blossom: A double magnum of 2007 Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cab, plus three nights in a Dana Estates guesthouse for three couples. $240,000 Youll Flit, Youll Float, Youll Fleetly Flee, Youll Fly: A 22-day around-the-world trip on a luxury jet. $220,000 Liters, Magnums and Cases, Oh My! A rare collection of Shafers famed Hillside Select: a trio of salmanazars, six magnums, 18 bottles from 2007 and a three-night stay in Napa Valley. $220,000 The Bushmills Birdie Boys Club: Five nights in Ireland, with ve rounds of golf including one with reigning British Open champion Darren Clarke. $220,000 Its Perfectly Polite to Barge In: A six-night river cruise from Escommes to Dijon, France, for three couples. $220,000 A Fortnight A oat: Two weeks aboard The World for two couples, with ultra-luxury accommodations, spa treatments and a private chef. By the Numbers 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival >> $106.7 million Amount raised by the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2001>> $12.2 million Total raised at the 2012 festival under the auction tent>> 38 Charities that have received grants since the rst festival >> 150,000 Number of underprivileged and at-risk children bene ting from festival proceeds since 2001 >> No. 1 Ranking as nations top charity wine auction since 2004 by Wine Spectator magazine >> 580 Guests under the auction tent in 2012>> $2 million Winning bid at 2007 festival for a Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and one of the highest bids ever for a single lot at a charity wine auction worldwide>> $8,500 Cost of tickets for one couple to attend the festival >> $20,000 Cost of tickets for two couples to attend the festival and the same Friday evening vintner dinner at one of 17 elegant private homes >> 100-by-148 foot tent Set on the grand lawn of The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples for Saturdays live auction and the Sunday celebration brunch >> 2,500 Wine glasses on hand for Saturdays wine tasting and culinary showcase Tom Moran toasts his guests during the dessert course. Bill Gonzalez and Edward Kolesar with vintners Jon and Robin Lail Above: Mirrors, chandeliers and a ceiling draped and lit to mimic the night sky transformed the Moran home. Left, Left: Sandi Moran sporting the top hat that covered her dessert as it was served. PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA40 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 1. Auctioneer Humphrey Butler 2. Betsy Aikaterinidis hopes the for the best as Tony Markel raises his paddle 3. Michele Eddy congratulates a fellow bidder 4. Sandy Stilwell, Jon Finstrom and Retta Singer 5. Al Rupp celebrates with Sandi and Tom Moran after the Morans winning bid 6. Kirsten Ferrara and Al Rupp 7. Local children who participate in programs that benefit from the festival joined surprise guests The Lovin Spoonful when the band performed Do You Believe in Magic? 8. The auction tent at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort was filled to capacity 9. Bob Edwards on the big screen 10. Volunteer Steve Wheeler, in yellow T-shirt, coaxes Tom Koehn to keep bidding 11. Elliott Singer 12. Judge Judy Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin are loyal and enthusiastic festival attendees 13. Rusty Staub 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 PEGGY FARREN, MILA BRIDGER AND MARISA LANE / PHOTOS Since 2001, these charities have all received grants from the Naples Children and Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Fest: ABLE Academy Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Catholic Charities Child Care of SWF Childrens Home Society Childrens Hospital of SWF Collier Child Care Resources Collier County Child Advocacy Council/Child Protection Team Collier Health Services David Lawrence Center Early Literacy & Learning Model Eden Florida First Book Collier County Floridas Vision Quest Friends of Foster Children of SWF Fun Time Early Childhood Academy Guadalupe Center of Immokalee Immokalee Child Care Center Immokalee Housing & Family Services Make-A-Wish Foundation Marco Eye-Land Foundation Marco Island YMCA Naples Equestrian Challenge PACE Center for Girls Redlands Christian Migrant Association The Ricky King Childrens Fund Shelter for Abused Women & Children SWF Workforce Development Board St. Matthews House/St. Matts Kids Care Tutor Corps YMCA of the Palms Child Development Center Youth Haven Who it helps
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA42 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Meet and dine with celebrity firefighter Rip Esselstyn, son of cardiac hero Caldwell Esselstyn and the author of The Engine 2 Diet, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Whole Foods in Mercato. A $10 donation to the North Naples Fire Department will buy lunch consisting of dishes that follow the principles of the Engine 2 Diet. The menu, served by NNFD members, will include: Superfood salad, sweet potato lasagna, fruit with lime mousse, dark chocolate brownies, water and spiced iced tea punch. Immediately following lunch, Mr. Esselstyn will discuss the benefits of a plant-strong diet. Hell also answer questions from the audience and will sign copies of his book. As a firefighter in Texas for the Austin Fire Department, Mr. Esselstyn helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austins Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brothers health. In October 2009, he teamed up with Whole Foods to raise awareness among the companys team members and its shoppers about the health benefits of a plant-strong diet composed of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Caldwell Esselstyn, a 1956 summer Olympian, is now a physician and the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, in which he discusses his patients reversals of atherosclerosis by following a vegan diet, in some cases combined with cholesterol-lowering medication. He is featured in the documentary Chow Down and in the the documentary feature film Forks Over Knives. The younger Mr. Esselstyn will begin his discussion at Whole Foods after lunch at 12:30 p.m., with the Q&A session and book signing beginning at 1:30 p.m. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Julia Joiner at Whole Foods, 552-5100, e-mailing Julia. email@example.com or by visiting www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter. HEALTHY LIVINGLunch and learn with Engine 2 Diet author There is nothing more important to hospitals than the quality of health care we deliver. To help us ensure that our services are of the highest quality, NCH is constantly and comprehensively assessed by a substantial group of outside auditors and reviewers. Our campuses across the county have just completed a series of head-to-toe reviews by state and national examiners. Final results of those reviews are pending formal conclusion from the officials in Tallahassee, but based on what weve derived from the statements of our examiners, we are cautiously optimistic about the results. And we have benefited enormously, in terms of education, from the process. Such knowledge will yield a direct benefit for all of us and for the health of our community. Among the many organizations that review us frequently are the Agency for Healthcare Administration; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid; the Joint Commission; the Society for Thoracic Surgery; the College of American Pathologists; the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as bond rating agencies, our auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, regional fire departments and others. All of these outside assessors add value to this critical industry, providing fresh eyes, if you will, to what we do every day and perhaps in some cases take for granted. In our daily rounds, sometimes it can be easy to overlook a habit or behavior or process. Having auditors who often bring decades of experience validate our processes or help us improve is an important ingredient in ensuring successful o utcomes f or our patients. Our prevailing attitude is to fully engage those who come to help us. We are welcoming and transparent, and compliant and open to suggestion. We all should understand that no one is perfect, particularly in the complex world of health care. An added and unpredictable component of these reviews is the presence of the media, with its 24-7, 365-day news cycle and its incessant hunger for new, preferably controversial material. In dealing with a topic as specialized and important as health care, it is critical to carefully understand the full story in an accurate, timely and non-judgmental manner. In this sense, all of us the media and health-care providers, alike have it within our power to comfort or confuse, assuage or aggravate, and generally have a beneficial or harmful effect on a patient or a community. For our part, we try to assist the media when we can in explaining audit results, while always mindful of maintaining appropriate confidentiality. Despite our efforts, occasionally editorial comments and uninformed conclusions are presented as objective reporting. The challenge for health-care professionals is to learn, improve and share best practices, all while we continue to care for patients. This learning on the fly is equivalent to changing a wheel on a moving car or, more accurately, a moving locomotive. This is the challenge all of us at NCH must face every day, if we are to continue to improve the quality of care we deliver. Our responsibility to ourselves and our community is to continue to provide the best service we can, even as we profit from the assessments and recommendations of the many outside agencies who assist us in performing our urgent duties. Dr. Allen Weiss is the president and CEO of NCH Healthcare Systems.Assessing the importance of independent, outside assessments allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org TO YOUR HEALTHBlood center needs Type O donationsThe Community Blood Center is in urgent need of Type O blood to replenish reserves in Collier County. Donors of all blood types are urged to give now, as demand increases during the winter/spring season. Donate at the following Community Blood Center locations: Naples: 311 Ninth St. N., on the first floor of the NCH Medical Plaza. Complimentary valet parking for all blood donors. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Call 436-5455. Bonita Springs: 9170 Bonita Beach Road, in Sunshine Plaza. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 495-1138. For a list of Community Blood Center bloodmobile locations and times, visit www.givebloodcbc.org.Bereavement group beginning soonAn eight-week bereavement support group, offered by Jewish Family Services, begins Thursday, Feb. 16, at JFS office at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The session will meet Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call Margaret Passeri at 325-4444. Free seminars at Physicians RegionalThe following free seminars are coming up at Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge, 6101 Pine Ridge Road: Weight Loss Surgery Options, by general and bariatric surgeon Thomas Bass, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Relief from Back Pain, by orthopedic spine surgeon Robert Biscup, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. For more information or registration, call 348-4180 or visit www.physiciansregional.com/events. 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Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 341341:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.For reservations, please call (305) 579-1600, ext. 3346 Pour rendez-vous, veuillez composer (305) 579-1600, ext. 3346Refreshments/Collations Courtesy/Compliments: Government of Canada Consulate General of Canada Gouvernement du Canada Consulat gnral du CanadaCanada Please Find Me and Bring Me Home!MISSING CAT KITTS KITTSPlease call if you nd her or have info!Mary Ann 239-594-3902 or 419-290-6783 REWARD OFFERED!!!U.S. News & World Report ranks NCH among the countrys Best Regional Hospitals SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFor the first time in its 22 years of rankings, U.S. News & World Report has named Naples Community Hospital among the nations Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the 201112 year, its editors recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including NCH, as Best Regional Hospitals. See the complete list at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals. Hospitals like NCH offer a high level of medical care to communities that otherwise might have limited options, says Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call high performers in at least one medical specialty, he adds. They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures. Dr. Allen Weiss, NCH president and CEO, says such recognition from a national, independent organization is testimony to the excellence of the physicians, staff, board members and volunteers at the NCH Healthcare System. U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Physicians responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.About NCH Healthcare SystemMore than just two hospitals (in North Naples and downtown) with 715 beds, the NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of 650 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. Inpatient services offered by the NCH Healthcare System include: medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment and diagnostics. Outpatient services include: rehabilitation, home care, walk-in centers and wound healing.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A45 Tournament set at Marco Y The 22nd annual For the Love of the Y tennis tournament takes place FridaySunday, Feb. 10-12, at the Greater Marco Family YMCA. Categories are mens and womens singles and doubles (2.5-5.0 levels) as well as mixed doubles (6.0-9.0). Registration for doubles is $50 for Y members, $60 others; singles registration is $25 and $30. Fees include tournament souvenir and a party afterward. Entry deadline is 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. Sign up at the Y, 101 Sand Hill St., or call 394-9622, ext. 224, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Paul Barrus is the tournament director. Sterling Oaks hosts Sneaky Petes tourneyThe 13th annual Sneaky Petes tennis tournament returns to Sterling Oaks Feb. 18-25. Divisions include 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 mens and womens singles and doubles as well as 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 mixed doubles. Play is limited is two events per person.Registration is $35 per player for either singles or doubles or $60 for any two events per player. Entry fee includes a tournament T-shirt, a $10 Sneaky Petes gift certificate (first 175 entries) and a player party on Feb. 25. Registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at www.sterlingoakstennis.com (click on Sneaky Petes in the events menu). Draws will be posted on the website at noon Friday, Feb. 17. Bonita Bay Club hosts tennis classic to raise funds for pediatric pharmacyEighteen of the worlds top touring tennis professionals will gather at Bonita Bay Club Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, for matches, mini-clinics, a pro-am competition and a dinner-dance gala. The FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classic will benefit Barbaras Friends and a new pediatric pharmacy planned for the expansion of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Participating tennis pros include titleholders from Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, French Open and the Olympics. This is the fifth year Bonita Bay Club members have organized this tennis weekend, formerly the Bonita Bay Club Celebrity Tennis Event. This year, in addition to the name change, all events are open to the public, according to Floyd Robinson, who cochairs the event with fellow Bonita Bay resident Pat Valva. We have raised $384,000 for The Childrens Hospital during the last four years and hope to bring in $250,000 this year, Mr. Robinson says. Tickets for Friday are $75 each and include two doubles matches, dinner, beverage tickets and a special club Access Book for discounted golf, tennis and dining privileges, sponsored by Bonita Bay Club and The Club at Mediterra. At 6 p.m., the mixed doubles match pits Gigi Fernandez and Mikael Pernfors against JoAnne Russell and Tim Wilkinson. The 7:45 p.m. mens doubles match puts Rick Leach and Jimmy Arias against Jared Palmer and Don Johnson. Fred Stolle will serve as commentator for the matches. Gates open at 5 p.m. Ms. Fernandez is the first Puerto Rican woman to win an Olympic gold medal and be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Mr. Pernfors won three top-level single titles in which he defeated Andre Agassi. Mr. Palmer, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Leach and Mr. Johnson also have won grand slams and Top 10 world rankings. Four events are scheduled for Saturday, beginning with breakfast with the pros at 9 a.m. The pro-am competition starts at 10 a.m., with one touring pro on each court helping participants improve their games while playing mini-sets. At noon the Wells Fargo Kids Cup Challenge gives local pediatric cancer survivors the chance to swing with the pros. Pediatric cancer survivors and siblings interested in participating should call 343-6950 to reserve spots. At 2 p.m. the touring pros will conduct mini-clinics to help participants improve specific areas of their games. The event finale is a gala dinner-dance and live auction at the Bonita Bay Club Saturday evening. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30. The FineMark Tour Players Tennis Classics Most Valuable Patient is Olivia Ramsey, a 7-year-old pediatric cancer survivor from Fort Myers who has received treatment at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Barbaras Friends Outpatient Clinic. For ticket prices and reservations, call 343-6950 or visit www.tourplayerstennisclassic.com.About The Childrens HospitalThe Tour Players Tennis Classic presenting sponsor, FineMark National Bank & Trust, along with Wells Fargo, U.S. Trust, Premier Sothebys International Realty, Coconut Point Ford, Trianon Bonita Bay and many individual seeding sponsors, have pledged their support to help the event raise more than $250,000 toward the $1 million needed to name a new pediatric pharmacy. The pharmacy is part of the five-story, 292,000-squarefoot expansion planned for The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in south Fort Myers. Part of Lee Memorial Health System, the hospital is the only facility of its kind between Tampa and Miami. Olivia Ramsey THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS IS HERE FREE FOR ALLEnjoy a complete issue of Florida Weekly on your iPad. 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If your labor bill will be paid by an Extended Service Agreement company or insurance company then the discount will be applied to the customer responsibility portion of the bill. Limit one coupon per visit.Expires February 29, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA46 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 PET TALESFurever friendsNows a great time to adopt an adult cat BY GINA SPADAFORI Universal UclickHave you thought about adopting a cat this year? Whether you are looking for your first cat, a companion cat to one you already love or an addition to a busy, active household, nows a great time to bring home a shelter cat. If you think of shelters as gloom-anddoom places, you might be surprised at the changes in many shelter facilities. For cats, especially, the days of sterile, stacked steel cages are giving way to colony cat rooms, where the animals can relax and show off their loving personalities. Still, I know going to a shelter can be overwhelming, since you cant take them all home. But if you think about what youre looking for in a cat, go in with a plan, and listen to your heart and your head, I bet youll find the adoption option is easier and more rewarding than you think. There are advantages to adopting from a shelter, and saving money is one of them. Adult pets are usually spayed or neutered before theyre made available for adoption, and thats real savings. The cats you see usually also have been vet-checked, vaccinated and, in some shelters, evaluated for temperament. In many shelters youll find staff members and volunteers who are familiar with each cats personality and can tell you which ones are lap-sitters, which are playful, which ones like kids and dogs, and which ones would rather live without them. Another plus is the variety of cats you can find: longhaired, shorthaired, tabby, calico and sometimes even pedigreed cats, especially popular breeds such as Siamese and Persian. Yes, thats right: If youve always dreamed of having a chatty Siamese, you can find one in a shelter, especially if you broaden your search by using Petfinder.com. Want more reasons to adopt from a shelter? Many shelter cats are already familiar with home life because thats where they came from, often ending up in a shelter through no fault of their own especially in this economy. Theyre cool around kids or dogs, and they know the litter box routine. Im no fan of declawing, but if you believe you must have a cat who is declawed, theres a good chance you can find one at a shelter. Before you go, get a picture in your head about what you want in a cat. Lapsitter or lively? Cool with kids and dogs? Chatty or quiet? Some shelters start with adoption counseling first, then introduce you to the cats who are the best matches. Other shelters give you a chance to look the cats over and visit with them first, then help you choose the one cat whos right for you. And if your shelter doesnt have adoption counseling? Look beyond the cute and think of the home youre providing. If yours is a three-ring circus with boisterous children and lots of other animals, youll want to consider those bold, friendly cats who seem to be handling the shelter environment well. If you have a quiet home, look to the shy cats who may just need time to relax and look around in a new home. Most important, look past appearance and see with your heart whats really there. Behind a plain-vanilla exterior of a cat who has been overlooked, you may discover a sweet pet with the purrfect personality. No matter your family situation or the kind of cat you hope to find, you can find your ne xt pet at a shelter. To adopt or foster a pet This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. >>Isabell is a 5-month-old tuxedo domestic shorthair. Beautiful, affectionate and playful, she deserves a loving forever home.>>Linda is a 1-year-old American Eskimo/golden retriever mix. She is good on her leash and has the basics in training. She wants to please and would love to be your new best friend.>>Sammy is about 5 months old, classically handsome and completely adorable.>>Sherlock is about 3 years old. A pointer mix, hes a little shy at rst but quickly warms up to people. Hes good on his leash and fun to walk with.Pets of the Week
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 NEWS A47 MUSINGSParticulate Rx email@example.com Dear Habicht Such a solemn air of silence has descended between us that I almost feel as if I am committing a sacrilege when I break it now with some inconsequential babble.... What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried canned piece of soul? Albert Einsteins letter to Conrad Habicht, May 1905 Bah, bah, a black sheep, have you any wool? Yes, merry have I, three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame, one for the little boy that lives down the lane. Tommy Thumbs Pretty Song Book, 1744 To wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen: Salty old queen of the sea. Once I sailed away, but Im home today. Frank Loesser, Wonderful Copenhagen If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein None of the Emperors clothes had met with such approval as these had. But he has nothing on! This struck the Emperor, for it seemed to him as if they were right; but he thought to himself, I must go on with the procession now. And the chamberlains walked along still more uprightly, holding up the train which was not there at all. The Yellow Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang Copenhagen: Has anything good ever come from there? Come and see. In the 12th century, Bishop Absalon founded the city of Copenhagen. Absalon is well loved for his crusades against the Wendish pirates. Once upon a time he passed through morass, between a double row of 6,000 burly Wendish warriors, to reach the idol Rugievit. The effigy, complete with seven heads and seven swords in his belt and an eighth sword in hand, was thrown down and burnt. The people were all baptized. And so the good bishop laid the foundation for 12 churches. Hans Christian Anderson is also a son of the Buyers Haven, Copenhagen. He did look a bit like Danny Kaye, I think. But all fun aside, he lived tormented by unrequited passion for both men and women, and died from injuries that resulted from his falling out of bed. When he died he had around his neck a pouch holding a letter from an early unrequited love. Tak for sidst: Thanks for last time. For all the dreams and the stories that rose out of them like phoenix. He did receive a stipend from the Danish government for being a national treasure, this creator of new observation of mermaids and ducks and emperors and peas and red shoes. All of these and more, all observations from the midst of mourning and prayers. And there were other illustrious sons, like Victor Borge, Soren Kierkegaard, Lars Ulrich and Niels Bohr. Ah, yes: Niels Bohr. He and Werner Heisenberg are credited with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. According to this interpretation (and there are others), quantum mechanics denies an objective reality in favor of the probabilities born out of observation. It is the very observing and measuring that cause probabilities to immediately and randomly assume only one of the possible values. And so what? Even post this ontological and epistemological upheaval, even avowed pirates live in the Newtonian atoll. Do we allow anything good to come out of Copenhagen? Or will all this be typically nailed up on cross or in coffin, labeled and lip served? With Big Macs and escargot? And then there is this pirated peacock eye tail particulates aggregate. Right here and now: No need to go sub-atomic. I mean this potentially observable though invisible pirate writer. He sits on a corporate board, one face among many. And each of the particulates has its own vision and voice and notion of proper management style. And they are all morphing and playing and whatevering. And thats just me. What happens when you come by? Can you imagine? What immediate and random probabilities will emerge, moment by moment, like fireworks or dust in the sun or kaleidoscopic cloudy sky? No wonder: Were sufficiently and necessarily invisible. Unless we see other-wise. And we do. By design: Get your people to call my people and well do lunch. Danish, anyone? ALAN KRAFT / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 We are a direct lender offering the following loan products: Making dreams come true... SW Floridas Fastest Growing Mortgage Bank! Much of what an investor thinks about his or her portfolio comes from what he or she has been advised/marketed to believehow equity markets behave, historical returns, risk characteristics, etc., as well as direct personal experience over years of investing. The average investor, as best as I understand it, thinks, I will be happy if I get the average long term return in equities; I will be really happy if in some years I can get an outlier, mega-sized gain, but heck, Ive gotta take some risk and some years wont be so good. But the average investor does not really address the frequency with which crises are occurring and has no plan for handling such crises. Sure, they follow the problems in Europe and read the articles about how it could be disastrous but they make no changes in their portfolio to address crisis risk. The investors own empirical data (meaning the data of actual gains and losses) of the past 11 years did not match up to what many an adviser had suggested; the long term return in U.S. equities has not approximated 9 percent... because the most recent long term of 11 years has been a veritable bust. Some might explain away the problem by redefining long term to not include duration of only ten years (i.e. long term redefined as 30 years, for example). For the young adult and the elderly, 10 years is still a long time.What went wrong in the past 11 years and is there anything to be learned from the empirical data after inclusion of the most recent 11 years? In short form, crises went wrong one right after another (1998 Long Term Capital Funding, 2000 tech bubble, 2001 attack of 9/11, 2002 economic downturn, 2008 financial meltdown) and with the crises came some very large equity market corrections. Take out the crises, and equity returns would be stellar. But they cant be taken out and they are happening with much greater frequency than what most mainstream mathematicians would have ever suggested is possible. How does math come into play in an investment discussion? Statistics has many mathematical elements, but one part is the study of probabilities, the likelihood of an event happening based on what has actually happened in the past. Financial gurus spend a lot of time studying past market behaviors. A simple example of statistics is assessing the probability of rainfall. For instance, there are averages for rainfall for different cities and different times of the year. By example, if average rainfall was 20 inches per year in a specific town yet for the past 11 years and the town got 40 inches, then the citizens could: 1) continue to believe that they would revert to the past long term norm or 2) they could include the data into older historical data and come up with new averages or 3) they could say that weather patterns have changed and this is the new reality. Now the same thing happened with financial crises; they were not supposed to happen often. In fact, it was long held, widely accepted theory that the empirical data on the U.S. stock market returns approximated a bell shaped curve, a curve that allows dependable probabilities of events happening. The tails of the curve are thin, meaning that bizarrely positive equity returns in any year could happen but would rarely happen and same with bizarrely bad returns. The body of the curve (most of the events) centered on the average and the bizarre is not supposed to happen frequently. Inclusion of the recent years big equity crashes does not fit a bell-shaped curve. So, you say, Big deal just find a new distribution curve, one with fat tails, to fit the recent years data. Sure, easily done: log normal curve, which means a heck of a lot to the statistician: the downside event, once thought to be statistically highly improbable, has happened so frequently that math measures of standard deviation and variance have no value. It used to be that a statistician could say that a very bad stock market return in any year (which is three standard deviations from the mean/average stock market return) should happen only 1.3 times in any 100 year period. But, under a log normal curve, a three standard deviation event can happen 13 times per every 100 years. Yes, too many crises for the average investor to embrace. (Morningstar, Deja Vue All Over Again) As the future never replicates the past, we all know that the future will be different from the last 13 and last 100 years but not knowing does not mean not being prepared. Simply put, the investor is now challenged to create a portfolio that deals with crisis risks. Though investors have been through five crises in 13 years, most investors still do not have any plan to handle the next equity market crisis. One solution might be to add an asset/ asset class to your portfolio that performs well in normal times and extremely well in times of an equity meltdown. Not all asset classes have a constant positive beta (i.e. a constant correlation to the U.S. equity market). Some assets have a beta that is noncorrelated to equities in normal markets and yet in crises, the correlation with equities actually turns negative or inverse. Crises are knocking at the door as of this writing; dont know if they will get through the door just know that they are banging at the door. It is not farfetched to think that some element of a systemic crisis will become manifest and, at that point, it might be too late to implement a plan to handle crises. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems. com. An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTINGToo-common crises befuddle statisticians and investors a e r r F jeannetteSHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 BUSINESS B7 buyers and investors from our marketplace. The requirement is contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, created to avert another financial crisis and restore public trust in the financial system. Signed into law by President Obama in 2010, the downpayment mandate has yet to be implemented as Washington and powerful trade groups like the National Association of Realtors and National Association of Mortgage Professionals battle over terminology. Not everyone is opposed to the proposal. It puts some skin in the deal, says Amy Ashby, a sales associate with VIP Realtors Bonita Springs office. It used to be that you had to work hard and save money to buy a home. Zero percent down is what got us into this problem. All of a sudden waitresses are investors. During the height of Floridas real estate boom when interest rates were low and home values were appreciating 10 percent a year many financial institutions granted zero-down loans, skirting mortgage insurance requirements for loans over 80 percent by approving home equity loans as second mortgages that covered the difference. Many homeowners also took advantage of low interest rates to refinance and pay off credit card debt. Banks approved these loans with little income verification and as adjustable rate mortgages, says Charles Ashby, president of Fort Myers-based VIP. Banks started self insuring without mortgage insurance so they could get a higher return when they sold the loan as a stock to investors, he says. This idea of no documentation was a liars loan and the adjustable rate was nicknamed the exploding ARM because it had a low initial teaser rate then exploded to something you couldnt afford. Those two got us into trouble in the first place. Mr. Ashby favors returning to the standards of old 20 percent down plus the 23-36 rule that ensures principal, insurance, taxes and insurance dont exceed 23 percent of a buyers gross income and all monthly expenses dont exceed 36 percent of their income. We ran on those ratios for about 50 years, he says. In recent years, some loans exceeded a households gross income. Fraudulent lenders and mortgage brokers found a way around the 80 percent loan, and thats dangerous. Homes went from a place to live into an investment and into a speculation. If you have to put it (the 20 percent downpayment requirement) on one side of good or bad, I think its on the good side, he adds. Liberal lending and loans that couldnt be paid is what caused the bubble. This takes us back to where we were, which is not a bad thing long term. Then we return to a normalized market. There was also an element of greed among buyers looking to make a quick buck. Even smart people were just not thinking straight, says Marion Briggs, a Fort Myers broker, homebuilder and president of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers. She opposes the mandate despite the problems caused by the permissive lending practices of the past. They knew someone who flipped a property and made money. They didnt look at the worst-case scenario and what the payment would be if they couldnt rent or resell. It was like musical chairs; at some point the music is going to stop. VIPs in-house mortgage office didnt bow to what Mr. Ashby likens to a Ponzi scheme. We certainly had the opportunity to do that type of business but that is not what we wanted to do, says Linda Knowlton, manager of Mortgage Group Services. We did some 5 to 10 percent down loans but for most of my lenders 20 percent is the norm. And were still here. As a result, the mortgage company had just one unavoidable foreclosure a homeowner who lost his job.Cash is kingMs. Knowlton says the 20 percent rule would no doubt affect homebuyers, especially those in the market for a first home about 25 percent of the companys business. There are few people who truly have 20 percent. Marianne Lilly, an agent with Re/Max Harbor Realty in Punta Gorda, hadnt heard about the debate, which if implemented would likely have limited impact on her business. Ninety percent of her buyers, including one from China, paid in cash in 2011. I was rather surprised when I did the calculations, she says. My cash buyers arent investors. A lot of them are recognizing this is an excellent market and that prices probably will not go much lower and may even begin recovering soon. They realize its a good time to buy if theyre thinking of retiring in the next couple of years. Those who didnt have cash, she says, had the 20 percent downpayment or sought a 3.5 percent down FHA loan. I did have some transactions where the buyers financing fell through, says Ms. Lilly. Ms. Briggs says 60 percent of Fort Myers closed sales in December were also cash buyers. Right now, downpayments in Southwest Florida range from 5 to the 20 percent some Realtors say banks are already requiring. Ten percent is available, but not every bank is offering it, and credit scores have to be darn good, says Ms. Briggs. I have a couple who has the 20 percent down, but they want to keep a little savings in the bank for a rainy day. Ms. Fioretti says 50 percent of real estate transactions in Naples involve a mortgage. The majority want to put less than 20 percent down.A prohibitive threshold First-time homebuyers, who in the past had to rely on Mom and Dad or a kindly relative to help them meet the 20 percent threshold, would be most impacted by the mandate. Even those with good credit, according to a justreleased study. The government requirement has the potential of impacting 60 percent of credit-worthy borrowers, according to a study released Jan. 18 by the Center for Responsible Lending and University of North Carolina Center for Community Capital, which applied the Dodd-Frank provision to loans originated between 2000 and 2008. Credit-worthy buyers would be forced into high-cost loans or simply priced out of the market, the report concluded. The mandate would also prevent about 75 percent of AfricanAmericans and 70 percent of Latino buyers from obtaining fairly priced mortgages. Even the lower frequency of defaults produced by the new requirement would be outweighed by the number of creditworthy homebuyers forced out of the market. The study also noted that tighter controls now in place fixed the questionable underwriting that caused the housing crisis. The 20 percent down requirement is designed to reduce the risk for banks, which typically sell off loans to free up funds, explains Valerie Saunders, past president of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals and a loan originator in Jacksonville. If you force a lender or bank to retain risk and a percent-to-dollar-amount of the loan transaction, youre limiting their capacity to lend, she says. It limits the ability of a lender to loan money and it limits the ability of borrowers to borrow funds. Overall, requiring 20 percent down will have a negative affect on the housing market. Most people cant save up or pay cash. And its not just kids hurting; their parents are hurting financially, too. The fallout from the housing crisis and tighter restrictions on financial institutions and mortgage brokers created a chilling effect on the real estate industry, one that is just now starting to thaw in Southwest Florida. Yet potential homebuyers still have lingering doubts about their credit worthiness and if banks are actually making loans, which Mr. Ashby says they arent. Banks are not even making loans to those with a 20 percent downpayment and good credit, he says. Banks arent banking. Theyre looking at appraisals, inspection reports and making loans to only 10 percent of people who apply. Its even worse than 20 percent down. Its pretty well understood that its not as easy to get a loan, adds Punta Gordas Ms. Lilly. Ms. Saunders says banks need to let the public know theyre open for business. They have to step forward and let people know they can qualify. They need Joe down the street to say, Hey, I got my loan. Why dont you try? She also recommends buyers seek financing through a mortgage broker as opposed to a banks loan officer. Brokers, now known as loan originators, are governed by sweeping reform that now requires state licensing, passing state and national exams and annual credit reports and background checks. A bank officer, says Saunders, is only required to undergo an annual background check. Ms. Fioretti says she has encountered many buyers who dont think they qualify for a loan. For those who do, the approval process has doubled to 60 days. There are more hoops to jump through now, she says. Its a painful, long and involved process, and its not unusual to have a delayed closing. Weve had case where two days before closing, we find out another document is needed and the buyers have already hired the moving truck. The pendulum has swung too far the other way. We need to get back to a reasonable credit market. Some of Ms. Briggs clients have actually lost money during the homebuying process, plunking down $400 to $800 a pop for an appraisal that bank didnt like. The appraisal didnt match the banks lending policy so they couldnt get a loan and lost the money they paid for the appraisal.Other optionsGovernment loans provide lower down payment options, requiring no money down for USDA and VA loans to the 3.5 percent FHA loan. But its still unclear whether these will be affected by Dodd-Frank, says Ms. Saunders. Casey Merriam, a VIP sales associate, works with a number of buyers seeking FHA loans for homes priced around $200,000 in Golden Gate and parts of Bonita Springs. The government program is offered to those purchasing a primary residence, ideal for first-time buyers who qualify for 3.5 to 5 percent down but also incur more upfront costs, including mortgage insurance, which typically adds $80 to $150 on top of monthly escrow, principal and interest payments. FHA stipulations for credit are fairly low. Those with a 620 credit score can qualify and as part of the approval process an inspection ensures the would-be buyer wont face major repair bills, says Mr. Merriam. Most of my FHA clients are first-time buyers, he says. Theyre the ones helping to turn the market around. These buyers are either coming out ahead or paying the same amount as they would for rent. Homeownership brings stabilization to the market and builds equity. These buyers are not paying someone elses mortgage. VIPs Ms. Ashby has also steered her teacher, firemen and police clients to FHA loans. These are people who in todays economy dont have 20 percent down but are likely to remain gainfully employed because of their occupations. Zero-down USDA loans are also available to buyers purchasing in specific areas, including a large portion of Collier County and locations throughout Lee and Charlotte counties. The loans dont require mortgage insurance or high credit scores but the approval process takes longer, says Mr. Merriam. The property has to be in a USDAdesignated area, says Ms. Saunders. Its not necessarily rural farmland. There are pockets in Miami-Dade that qualify. Broward and Pinellas counties are the only two areas in Florida that dont qualify for USDA loans. Mr. Merriam says the 20 percent down mandate is not realistic, especially in Southwest Florida, where higher home prices mean larger downpayments. I think its outdated for todays generation, he says. The younger generation is more independent and dont want to go to mom and dad to help them out. Despite the dark cloud of the looming 20 percent rule, Realtors remain upbeat. Ms. Briggs says foreigner buyers are compensating for the lack of first-time buyers, and shes had more meetings these days with northeasterner clients considering building than she has in three years. Interest in the area is cranking up. Ms. Saunders also sees improvement in Floridas once stagnant housing market. It seems to be a little busier now. Theres more of an upbeat attitude. Its not so doom and gloom and I think things are slowing getting better. It doesnt have to change overnight. We need to ease our way into an appropriate market. CASH DOWNFrom page 1 The end of the 30-year mortgage? The 30-year mortgage is now at historically low interest rates, but some say that long-popular nancing tool could become a thing of the past if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac disappear. In CNNs Jan. 26 GOP primary presidential debate, the four remaining candidates each discussed how they would phase out or break up those two huge quasi-governmental entities that secure nearly half of all United States mortgages. Losing the 30-year mortgage along with tighter lending standards worries housing expert Brad Hunter, chief economist with Metrostudy. Although that may have little effect on people with enough income to pay for a home in cash or make a large downpayment, he argues, it rules out many traditional buyers. The scenario is if Fannie and Freddie go away, lenders will have to be content to hold the mortgages, or some private entity will have to be content to hold mortgages. And theres so much risk in holding a security with such a long duration, that the private sector when they step in wont be willing to go back 30 years (The federal government) is tightening lending standards and that goes for the Federal Housing Administration to the Dodd-Frank (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) legislation that is causing a great deal of uncertainty right now because there are many aspects that havent been clari ed One of the provisions (of the Dodd-Frank Act) is quali ed residential mortgage. One of the things that has been discussed is in order for it to be a QRM the buyer has to put down 20 percent. There are certain buyers who have cash to make a large downpayment; however, there are a lot of people who really struggle to make a downpayment, and thats the whole middle class. Fannie and Freddie allowed the 30-year mortgage to come into existence and be practical. The original lender could write the loan and sell it to Fannie. If they have to originate the loan and keep it without selling it, they wont be willing to hold a long duration. Its not that it would be illegal; its just they wouldnt want to do it. Evan Willliams
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 CAR PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM... WE SOLVE PROBLEMS! Foreign & Domestic Se Habla Espaol Locally Owned & Operated $49.95 $16.95 FREE tire rotation with oil change. Shirley Street BEST PRICES IN TOWN!available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Peace PipeBronze Horse Pipe in Shadow BoxJ. Thai HomeLittle Palm Design Group free programsInterior designer Dawn HarmonAitkenhead has opened Little Palm Design Group across from Mercato in North Naples and presents a series of Wednesday afternoon free seminars to celebration the studio/ showrooms inaugural season. All programs begin at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8: An afternoon with Naples artist Emily James Feb. 22: Who says window treatments are just backgrounds? Leslie Hall and Jean Crowley of Jean Crowley Interiors show how to refresh your home with color. March 7: Judith Auclair discusses the classic European art form of coquillage and her creations that bring the beauty of the sea to mirrors, chandeliers and accessories. March 21: Naples designer Julie Leufvenius presents a slide show with the latest from the fall furniture market and the Paris show. Seating is limited for each presentation, and RSVPs are requested a week ahead of each date. Call 598-2001. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMiromar Design Center celebrates its fifth anniversary by showcasing the latest trends in home dcor and furnishings during its inaugural Home Design Show Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 2-4. Highlights include keynote speaker Carleton Varney, Dream Rooms on Display, Art Walk through 14 showrooms and galleries, free Speed-Design consultations with interior designers, trunk shows, new product lines, docent-led tours of the center and seminars by its Designers of Distinction, book signings and a free performance by youth and adult members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Design professionals can earn CEUs by attending some sessions, and consumers will take away useful information and inspired ideas for their home. The center welcomes Mr. Varney, president/owner of Dorothy Draper & Co., one of the oldest interior design firms in the country, as the design show keynote speaker at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. Seating is limited. Tickets are required and can be purchased at www.MiromarDesignCenter.com. Proceeds will benefit the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.Design presentations 10 a.m. Thursday: Designing with Art A panel discussion moderated by Jerry Pyser, executive director of Art Resource Management in Naples. Meet-the-artists receptions will follow in Suite 156 (hosted by Shirley Street Galleries and Studios) and Suite 110 (hosted by Roche Bobois). 11 a.m. Thursday: Windows and Terrific Textiles Interior designer Candice Kelber-Sebring offers pointers on what textiles work best on different windows. Noon Thursday: What Is Your Style: Traditional, Contemporary or Transitional? Naples interior designer Janet Bilotti guides the audience through the terminology while showcasing examples of contemporary, traditional and transitional home designs. 1 p.m. Thursday: Sea-Inspired Home Dcor Designer Judith Auclair showcases the art of Coquillage using seashells to create one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. A meet-the-artist reception follows in Suite 302 (hosted by Webster & Company Antiques and Accessories). 10 a.m. Friday: Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Resolutions for 2012 Beth Ann Tuyls, design director for Remodeling with Innovation by Bay Builders, discusses how to redesign with a budget in mind. A reception follows in Suite 358. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday: Free design consultations Miromar Design Centers top designers will give free advice to a limited group of consumers during roundtable discussions. A twist on speed-dating, the 20-minute sessions will allow consumers to interview several designers and then select the one who best matches their style, project and budget. Limited availability. To schedule an appointment, e-mail Linda Moore at LMoore@ Miromar.com. 11 a.m. Friday: Insider Secrets and Tricks of the Trade Melissa Allen from MGA Interiors shares her secrets about the process behind designing a home (hosted by Angela Fine Furnishings). Noon Friday: Achieving Harmony Through Design Presented by interior designer Creasha Weglarz. 1 p.m. Friday: Create Your Right Light Joe Breese of Lutron Electronics Company explains how to create the ideal interior environment with the latest in energy-saving lighting products (hosted by Specialty Electronics). 2 p.m. Friday: Residential Outdoor Living Trends Interior Designer Lisa Baldwin shares the latest in outdoor living features. 3 p.m. Friday: Successful Accessorizing is a Balancing Act Interior designer Candice Sebring-Kelber demonstrates the art of layering and shows how to find the perfect balance when accessorizing your home (hosted by Angelas Fine Furnishings). 4 p.m. Friday: An Insiders Look at Oceanside Glasstile Melissa Reynolds offers a peek into the Oceanside Glasstile factory. Guests will experience the artisan roots of the glass, from a molten state to a beautiful mosaic (hosted by Walker Zanger). 10 a.m. Saturday: The Decorative Carpet in Interior Design Alix Perrachon, author of The Decorative Carpet in Contemporary Interiors, discusses the dos and donts of decorating with handmade rugs. A book signing in Suite 180 will follow her presentation (hosted by Azar Fine Rug Gallery). 11 a.m. Saturday: Get Organized Naples-based professional organizer Marla Ottenstein explains how to organize your life by organizing your wardrobe. Guests will enjoy cupcakes compliments of Kelly Kakes. Noon Saturday: No Pain, Just Gain when Working with an Interior Designer Melissa Allen of MGA Interior Design alleviates anxiety for guests worrying about working with an interior designer. The Home Design Show is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. all three days. Visit the website above for a complete schedule of programs. The center is at 10800 Corkscrew Road, off I-75 across from Miromar Outlets. For more information, call 390-5111. Inside the Miromar Design Center, venue for the inaugural Home Design Show Miromar Home Design ShowDesign pros offer free advice on the latest for inside and out Call Tom 239-479-7887 for a FREE Estimate www.anythingindoors.comSALES SERVICE INSTALLATION Anything Doors 239-479-7887 SALES SERVICE INSTALLATIONCall Tom 239-479-7887 for a FREE Estimate www.anythingindoors.com
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DAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA AMERIVEST REALTY | NAPLES, FL 239.280.5433 Call David Today or Visit www.DavidNaples.com Naples Luxury Real Estate Representing Sellers and Buyers of MOORINGS BEACHFRONT MORAYA BAY FEATURING SW Gulf views. Steps to the beach. $300K in renovations. 2 covered parking spaces and 2 under-air storage units. Fully furnished. 2,076 living sq ft. $1,249,000 Naples newest beachfront condos on Vanderbilt Beach. Starting at $2,700,000 for the 4,135 living sq ft. 4 bedrooms + den/3.5 bath residences. Chelsea model complete at Fiddlers CreekD.R. Horton has completed construction of the Chelsea model, the first of 38 single-family homes to be built in the new village of Amador at Fiddlers Creek.The Chelsea has three bedrooms and two baths and 2,159 square feet under air. Amador has a choice of three threebedroom floor plans from 1,840 square feet to 2,738 square feet under air. Prices start at $379,990. Fiddlers Creek comprises approximately 4,000 acres and is zoned for 6,000 residences. The community has a 54,000-squarefoot clubhouse and spa, a fitness center, swimming complex, tennis courts and restaurants. Owners can join The Golf Club, ranked in Golfweeks 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the country for the seventh consecutive year, and The Tarpon Club for boaters. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. For more information, call 7329300 or visit www.fiddlerscreek.com. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B13WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 House Hunting:10620 Gulf Shore Drive, #501 In the gated enclave at Bellagio Grande, this elegant residence offers picture-perfect views any time of day. Enjoy sunrise over Vanderbilt Bay, watch the dolphins and boats pass by all afternoon, take in sunset over the gulf and share the romantic twinkling lights of the night skyline. A secure elevator rises to a private foyer, where etched-glass doors open to 3,250 square feet of living space. Curl up with your favorite book in the cozy den, or gather with friends and family in the bright and airy great room with soaring ceilings and three walls of windows and sliders. The aspiring chef will enjoy the view from the kitchen and the convenience and efficiency of the butlers pantry. Use your imagination to define the bonus room as your wine cellar, yoga studio or craft room. Tucked away behind French doors, the master suite is a relaxing retreat with a bayside balcony. Two other bedrooms both have en suite baths. Lounge poolside, work out in the fitness room, stroll the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach just steps away, kayak in the bay or take advantage of easy gulf access by boat. This property is offered at $1.495 million, with poolside cabana and boat slip available separately. Lisa Tashjian of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent. For more information, call 259-7024.
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THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 VANDERBILT 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 BROAD AVENUE 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. OLD NAPLES SURROUNDSpremiersothebysrealty.com AQUALANE SHORESWide expanse of Naples Bay. Two docks w/lifts, theater, study/oce, 3-car garage, and outdoor kitchen.$6,500,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 OLD NAPLESElegantly appointed interiors, spectacular Gulf sunsets! Three-story newly built residence one house from beach.$5,495,000 | Phil Collins | 404-6800 OLD NAPLESA classically inspired 4BR Tuscan home. Sophistication + the natural beauty of Naples Gulf coast. Steps to beach.$3,995,000 | Phil Collins | 404-6800 AQUALANE SHORESWide water views! Quality nishes, 4BRs, den, elevator, 3-car garage, pool, 80 concrete oating dock, furnished.$3,950,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES175 3rd St. South One-of-a-kind 4BR + den European home. Quality materials & attention to detail. Heated pool/spa. Minutes to beach.$3,450,000 | Celine Julie Godof | 404-9917 AQUALANE SHORESCustom, meticulously updated 3BR + family room home. Covered, cut-in boat slip & 135 on the water, direct access.$2,950,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529 AQUALANE SHORESImmaculately kept 3BR+den overlooking Heron Cove. Pool, boat dock with lift provides direct, quick access to Gulf. $2,695,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES Spanish-inspired Mizner West Palm Beach-style standout! European stone area with pool, spa, summer kitchen.$2,495,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 AQUALANE SHORESFabulous homesite (95x173), 1 lot from Naples Bay! Wide, deep canal. Grandfathered in boat house & covered slip.$1,975,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 OLD NAPLESPrivate retreat 3BR/2BA lakefront cottage one block to beach. Modern kitchen & oversized master suite.$2,150,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES ROSE VILLASDynamic villa featuring Bosch appliances, elevator, wood and tile ooring, 4 bedrooms plus den. Private pool.$1,699,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF FIFTH Sophisticated urban living! Highend quality, uniquely designed one-of-a-kind 3BR/3.5BA + den. Walk to beach.$1,299,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES Charming Olde Florida style 3BR/2BA, detached casita, lap style pool/spa, 3 blocks to beach, golf course & tennis. $1,250,000 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE RESIDENCES Sophisticated Bay front living, 3BR+den, multiple private terraces, balconies & gorgeous views. Resort amenities.$1,195,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 571-3939 OLD NAPLES VILLAS TORINO Well-appointed 3BR/3.5BA+den. Heated pool, 2-car garage, 3 blocks to beach, near shops & dining. $1,125,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OLD NAPLES TUSCANA 3BR/3BA condominium just 2.5 blocks to beach & near shops/dining. Heated community pool & spa, secured building. $935,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564 -4231 AQUALANE SHORESAn incredible waterfront lifestyle. Deep-water dock, stroll to shops/dining, steps to beach. Charming 3BR/3BA home.$1,999,000 | Vincent Bandelier | 450-5976 OLD NAPLES GOLF DRIVE ESTATES Short walk to the beach, golf club and tennis facilities! A magnicent Mediterranean home with superior style!$1,650,000 | Vickie Larscheid | 250-5041 OLD NAPLES VICTOR DEL REY 7 05 10th Street South #204 Over 2,900 A/C sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BAs opening to pool with cabana. Secured elevator, walk to beach, shops & dining. $799,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR AREA OYSTER BAY 1460 Jewel Box Avenue Unique waterfront opportunity with canals on both sides of this home being sold as-is. Quick, direct Gulf access. $649,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 975 Sandpiper Street #A-104 Beautiful decorator furnished 2BR/2BA condominium. Resort amenities. Near shops, dining, and beach. Weekly rentals. $400,000 | Michelle Thomas | 860-7176ROYAL HARBOR AREA EL NIDO 1481 Chesapeake Avenue #1 OWaterfront enclave 4 residences, direct Gulf access near beach! Designer upgrades, 2BR+den. Boat docks, pool/spa! $399,000 | Patrick D. OConnor | 293-9411OLD NAPLES BAYFRONT 401 Bayfront Place #3502 Immaculate, oversized, top-oor 2BA condominium, 10 celings. Priced to sell, all reasonable oers considered. $389,000 | Thomas Gasbarro | 404-4883OLD NAPLES RIDGE LAKE 635 8th Street North Attractively priced single-family home minutes to beach. Solid 2BR/2BA, potential to upgrade/rebuild. Corner lot. $549,900 | V.K. Melhado | 216-6400OLD NAPLES DEVON COURT 525 10th Avenue South #B-101 This 3BR is within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. Designed with comfortable proportions. $659,000 | Lodge McKee | 434-2424OLD NAPLES GARDEN TERRACE 378 6th Street South #2 Elegant and innovative new 3BR+den villa steps from beach, near shops/dining. Separate, private outdoor pool/spa. $1,425,000 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741OLD NAPLES 81 Gulf Shore Blvd. South Motivated Seller homesite is ready-to-go, only one block to Gulf. Plans for a 4BR Stot Cooney design available. $1,890,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES ISLA MAR 1006 5th Street South #503 Coveted top-r 3BR/3BA condominium! Roof-top patio, low density, 2-car garage, pool/spa for 6 owners in building. $1,700,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529ROYAL HARBOR AREA BAYVIEW ESTATES 1311 Chesapeake Avenue #A Wide bay views, single family feel, 3BR/3BA townhouse. Only 8 units, 35 deeded boat dock with direct Gulf access. $645,000 | Chris Yanson | 450-7584OLD NAPLES VICTOR DEL REY 705 10th Street South #206 This luxury 3BR/3BA, 3000 SF residence is spacious, bright & airy, includes private garage & personal pool cabana. $895,000 | Michael Lawler | 571-3939OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 270 5th Avenue South #H-2 Walk to dining, shopping or beach! Magnicent 4BR/4.5BA plus den villa, 3,576 sq. ft. of living area. Patio/pool. $2,900,000 | Tom McCarthy/Tess McCarthy | 243-5520AQUALANE SHORES 773 18th Avenue South Unique Old-Florida style home with 3,514 SF, gourmet kitchen, & exercise room. Remodeled covered boat slip & lift. $2,999,000 | Phil Collins | 404-6800OLD NAPLES 137 North Lake Drive An impeccable home just steps to beach! With 4BRs, study, oce/media room, sunny screened patio, pool & spa. $3,450,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529OLD NAPLES ST. CHARLES 540 10th Avenue South An updated 3BR/2BA residence just 5 blocks from beach, shops/dining. Screened lanai overlooks community pool/spa. $769,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES 160 7th Ave N. An Old Florida styled home within walking distance to beach & 5th Ave. Sophisticated interiors, open heated pool. $1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES PARKSIDE 882 7th Ave S #B A private enclave of four residences. Walk to bistros, shops & beach. Fabulous, renovated loft-styled townhome. $545,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200OLD NAPLES 645 Broad Avenue South Walk to beach. Old Florida style home, enjoy coastal living with an open plan & clean line interiors. Pool & spa. $2,250,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES VILLAGE GREEN HERON CLUB 464 Broad Avenue S. #H464 Prime downtown location 3 blocks to shops/beach. Newer kitchen, 2BR/2BA condominium. Sold as-is. $233,900 | Tess McCarthy | 207-0118OLD NAPLES PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #15 Only 1.5 blocks to the beach, this 2BR/2.5BA is the perfect getaway. New kitchen. Walk to shops/dining. Furnished. $479,900 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES TOWN MANOR CLUB 1021 3rd Street South #102 Updated getaway, 2 bedroom, 2 bath only 2.5 blocks to beach, steps to 3rd St. shops and dinning; blocks to 5th Ave. $279,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231ROYAL HARBOR 1805 Kingsh Road Build to suit. This homesite is perfect for your custom dream home oering a 60 dock with direct Gulf access. $2,595,000 | Michael Jordan/Stefaan Bultinck | 777-3745AQUALANE SHORES 533 15th Avenue South Tuscan waterfront home opens to an expansive pool & patio area with a coveted covered boat slip. Walk to beach. $2,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES SHADOWMOSS 350 3rd Avenue South, #A-1 Charming 2-story end villa includes a private courtyard, natural light on 3 sides & separate 1-car garage. $599,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES BEACHFRONTTwo-story contemporary home with 170 ft of beach frontage. Separate guest house, private 50 tropical pool area..$11,900,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA GOLDEN SHORES Pelican Avenue Lot #74 Waterfront lot to build your new home and dock on. Lot next door is also available, lots can be purchased together. $399,000 | Kristin Mikler/Sue Black | 370-6292 OLD NAPLES HEMINGWAY BAYOnly 2 units in the complex, completely updated villa, guest house over 3-car garage & screened pavilion poolside.$2,150,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OLD NAPLES LANTANA 441 4th A venue South #304 A rare gem surrounded by tropical grounds, multiple pools/spas. Only 17 homes. Dining/shops nearby, walk to beach. $1,249,000 | Carol Sheehy/Cli Donenfeld | 340-9300OLD NAPLES 160 7th Ave N Only one block from beach, quaint 2BR/2BA home, separate guest house on a large oversized lot with S. exposure. $1,795,000 | Kelly Kent | 250-5480OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON RD 317 7th Avenue South First oor 2BR/3BA+den, 2-car garage, 2.5 blocks to beach, 2 blocks to shopping & dining. Community pool, 3 spas. $995,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES SPELLBINDER VILLAS 413 Broad Avenue South #3 Fabulous 2-story 3BR/3BA villa 1 block from historic 3rd St. S. & 4 blocks to beach. Courtyard pool, pets allowed. $1,049,000 | Krista Harris | 877-6745 OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTEBotanical garden-like setting steps to beach. Stunning, quality built villa with huge courtyard and private pool. $2,195,000 | Paul Gray | 273-0403 OLD NAPLESAn Old Florida styled home within walking distance to beach & 5th Ave. Sophisticated interiors, open heated pool.$1,795,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 AQUALANE SHORESCharming home with renovations mid-90s. Lush gardens, covered boat house with lift, 49 dock, pilings. Near beach.$1,775,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 ROYAL HARBORIncredible custom home, negative edge pool spills over to Bay. Close to 160 of water frontage, cut-in boat slip. $5,150,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 ROYAL HARBOR AREA OYSTER BAY FOUR WINDS 1120 Little Neck Ct, #E-48 Extraordinary views of Naples Bay from this well-maintained 3BR/2BA condominium. Lovely pool, boat docks for rent. $475,000 | Kathy Morris | 860-7176 AQUALANE SHORESNewly built 2-story open 4BR+den home. Luxurious appointments. Walk to beach, heated pool/spa. Dock, direct access. $3,695,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OLD NAPLES NAPLES BAY RESORT THE COTTAGES 985 Sandpiper St, #I-206 Rarely available 2nd oor end residence with over 1,550 SF of living area. Plus $30,000 club membership included. $399,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304OLD NAPLES PALM COURT 236 6Th Ave S Only 2 blocks to beach. This charming 3BR/2BA plus den is light & airy and ready to enjoy. Cupola loft, new carpet. $790,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES SEAPORT 1001 10Th Ave S, #202 Incredible waterfront townhome. Private rooftop deck has hot tub. Walk to beach, private elevator, docks available. $1,220,000 | Krista Harris | 877-6745OLD NAPLES CATELENA ON RD 308 6Th Ave S, #102 Model-like 3BR/3BA+den condominium. Two-car garage, community pool, 3 spas, just blocks to shops, dining & beach. $1,695,000 | Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231OLD NAPLES 120 5Th Ave S Just steps to beach. Charming 4BR/3BA home features 3,000 SF of living area. Southern exposure, pool. Furnished. $2,495,000 | Cyndy Thompson | 860-6513OLD NAPLES VILLAS ESCALANTE 270 5Th Ave S, #H-2 Singlefamily home privacy with ease of condominium living maintenance & amenities. Contemporary 4BR en suite+den. $2,900,000 | Tom McCarthy | 243-5520OLD NAPLES 155 20Th Ave S A block from the beach, new custom-built 5BR/5BA + den California mission style home. Over 5,300 SF of living area. $3,995,000 | Karen Van Arsdale | 860-0894 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN.
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSHpremiersothebysrealty.com PELICAN BAY CLARIDGE #15B Highly desirable 2BR + den residence. City, golf course & Gulf views. Move-in condition. Near beach tram access. $749,000 Larry Roorda | 860-2534 PELICAN BAY POINTE I Beautifully updated. Freshly painted interior, granite & SS kitchen, plantation shutters, upgraded tile/carpeting. $695,000 Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL #1203 Stunning, immaculate 3BR/3BA luxury tower residence. Incredible enhancements throughout. Spectacular Gulf views.$1,425,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. KITTS #805 An immaculate 3BR high-rise condominium with a gorgeous Gulf view. Neutral backgrounds, upgraded living space.$676,500 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. LUCIA 6361 Pelican Bay Blvd #105 Lovely 3BR+den condominium lives like a single-family home. Walk to private beach. Heated pool/spa, tness center. $449,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PELICAN BAY ST. MAARTEN#904 Southwest corner 2BR/2BA + den with direct Gulf views! Screened lanai, neutral tile, updated kitchen. Furnished.$599,900 | Jerry Wachowicz | 777-0741 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA#2003 Breathtaking unobstuctive Gulf views! Completely renovated, professionally furnished. Private beach & tennis clubs.$725,000 | Jennifer/Dave Urness | 273-7731 PELICAN BAY ST. MARISSA#802 Panoramic views of the Gulf & private beach access just steps away. This 2BR/2BA+den home has been nicely updated.$524,000 | Craig Jones | 403-4510 PELICAN BAY ST. PIERRE#2104 Wow sparkling 2BR/2BA with Gulf panorama & golf views. Updated kitchen & baths. Tennis, pool, spa & beach tram.$759,900 | Kelli Boehm | 273-8453 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Pelican Bay Blvd residence has marble ooring throughout, additional upgrades & view of sun sinking into Gulf.$1,295,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #501 Understated elegance, gorgeous polished marble ooring, electric shutters, impact glass & 9 ceilings throughout.$1,389,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL#602 Lives Large. Professionally remodeled, stunning Gulf views, 6th oor 2BR/2BA+ den in a premier, luxury high-rise.$889,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #608 This bright, cheerful, nicely upgraded 2 bedroom home has a Gulf view from living, dining, kitchen and bedrooms.$765,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS Prime location, very large 4BR/4BA+den home. Lovely lake view. Expansive storage, 3-car garage, cul-de-sac setting. $1,695,000 | John Hamilton/ Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270 PELICAN BAY TIERRA MAR 584 Tierra Mar Lane This exquisitely remodeled, lakeside villa includes upgraded kitchen, renovated bathrooms and pool. $969,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322PELICAN BAY ST. KITTS 6585 Nicholas Blvd, #604 Enjoy expansive SW views of the Gulf & preserve area from this end location 3BR/2BA. Fitness ctr & tropical pool. $570,000 | Michael G. Lawler | 213-7475PELICAN MARSH ARIELLE 2205 Arielle Dr #1301 Long lake views & sunsets from this 3BR plus den, 2,661 total SF upstairs corner residence with 2-car garage. $299,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Casually elegant 4BR/5.5BA + den courtyard residence with separate 2-story guest cabana. Lake & golf course views. $1,899,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1590 Clermont Dr #102 Meticulously maintained 3BR/2BA has 2-car garage. Picturesque lake/golf views. Golf & social memberships available. $369,900 | Sue Black | 250-5611PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1575 Clermont Dr #202 Intimate gated enclave, this coach home lives like a single-family home, attached garage. Steps to community pool. $335,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1560 Clermont Dr #202 Open, colorful tree-top 3BR/2BA corner coach home. New features, garden views. Tennis, golf membership available. $389,900 | Tess McCarthy/Tom McCarthy | 207-0118 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE Elegant 2BR/2.5BA with lake views, privacy, optional den/3rd bedroom suite, ne nishings and extended lanai. $575,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry & Penny/Bob Lyle | 261-6161 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVE Gorgeous sunset views from expanded lakeside lanai. Furnished 3BR/3BA detached villa. Social/ golf club memberships. $549,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH IVY POINTE Impeccable expanded courtyard home with preferred S exposure. Beautiful lakefront setting. Pool and guest cabana. $815,000 | Carolyn Weinand | 269-5678 PELICAN MARSH MUIRFIELDExpansive and serene SW lake views! Impeccably maintained and updated 4BR/3BA+den home. Family room opens to pool. $1,195,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKSExceptional 4BR/4.5BA plus den home features golf views, granite countertops & spacious lanai. Membership included. $1,800,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKSAmazingly priced 4BR/6.5BA estate home. Gated community, screened lanai with innity edge pool/ spa & 4-car garage. $1,790,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8703 Purslane Dr Pool, spa, and waterfall on quiet preserve. Lovely main home, 2-story 5 room cabana. Large outdoor living area. $1,899,900 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 PELICAN MARSH RAVENNA 2449 Ravenna Blvd #102 This darling, upgraded coach home has it all! Easy maintenance lifestyle. Private end residence. Golf/lake views. $375,000| Janet Rathbun | 860-0012PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8723 Spikerush Lane Privately gated enclave. Choose your own builder, over one-half acre with southeastern exposure on a cul-de-sac. $499,000 | Ray Couret/Leah Ritchey | 289-0433PELICAN MARSH SWEET BAY 9328 Sweetgrass Way Gracious 2-story 5BR/6.5BA estate pool home in a small tree-lined enclave with lake view to the signature 5th hole. $2,395,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9120 Terrabella Court Tranquil southern lake views. An elegant & nely crafted 3BR/3.5BA+den home. Aqualink pool, spa & summer kitchen. $1,295,000 | Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9033 Terranova Drive Large, private lake-front property. Separate guest cabana, 4BR+den, open-air courtyard, pool, spa and 3-car garage. $1,825,000 | Rod/Trish Soars | 290-2448PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9057 Terranova Drive In a neighborhood of 58 estate villas, this home has stunning lake/golf views. Large lanai has pool, spa & kitchen. $1,650,000 | Sharon Kaltenborn/Terri Moellers | 248-1964PELICAN MARSH VENTURA 8816 Ventura Way Expansive great room & kitchen. Spinnaker oor plan, 3 BR plus loft/den, lanai with pool. Attached 2-car garage.$375,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980PELICAN MARSH PORTOFINO 1481 Via Portono Amazing lake & golf views. Uniquely private, oversized lanai & side yard. Immaculate 5BR/4.5BA + den. S. exposure. $1,285,000 | Leah Ritchey/Ray Couret | 289-0433 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. PELICAN BAY VILLAS OF PELICAN BAY Wonderful bright 1-story 2BR/2BA+den villa with spectacular golf views. Walk to beach, country club, tennis & pool. $575,000 | Phyllis ODonnell/ Patrick ODonnell | 269-6161 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES Lakefront estate with endless lake/golf views in a gated neighborhood. Pristine 5BR/6.5BA+den home with pool & spa. $1,975,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200 PELICAN MARSH OSPREY POINTE #201 View the lake & golf course scenery from this immaculate 2nd oor coach home. Upgraded 3BR/3BA, den plus oce.$699,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654 PELICAN MARSH ISLAND COVEStunning SE lake view! Beautifully maintained 2BR/2.5BA+den detached villa. Tile oors, newer A/C, 2-car garage. $550,000 Terri Moellers/Sharon Kaltenborn | 404-7887 PELICAN BAY CHATEAUMERE ROYALE #504 Rarely available end residence provides panoramic Gulf views. Wellmaintained 2BR/2BA, amenity-rich building. $595,000 | Sandra McCarthy-Meeks | 287-7921 OPEN SUN. PELICAN MARSH TIMARRONMagnicent 3BR/3BA + den lake front home. Screened-in lanai with pool & spa. Golf available with membership. $524,900 | Alison Kalb | 564-0714 PELICAN MARSH MONT CLAIRE 2440 Mont Claire Ct, #202 Immaculate, light, one owner 3BR+den residence with lake/golf views. Professionally decorated, turnkey furnished. $499,000 | Dina L. Moon | 370-1252 PELICAN MARSH PORTOFINO1360 Via Portono A perfectly proportioned home of striking design & intelligently priced. Expansive lanai, fairway views. Turnkey. $799,000 Craig Jones | 403-4510 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #1709 A 17th oor home in the sky with extraordinary views. Upgraded, dramatic luxury tower with the nest amenities. $1,895,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 PELICAN BAY PINECRESTExclusively designed 4BR/4BA + study singlefamily home on a quiet cul-de-sac street, oversized lot, pool & patio. $1,695,000 Linda Piatt | 269-2322 PELICAN BAY VILLAS AT PELICAN BAY 561 Gulf Park Drive #4 Upgraded 2-story attached villa. Main level master, 2nd oor master overlooks golf. Owner nancing available. $749,000 | Kathy Morris | 777-8654PELICAN BAY AVALON 8370 Excalibur Cir, #J-7 In a private corner, this 3BR/2BA residence was completely updated in 2011. Near community center with tennis. $400,000| Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd, #1403 Dine on the private beach. Endless views over preserve, Bay/Gulf. Custom features. Pool, spa & 24-hour security. $599,000 | Richard/Susie Culp | 290-2200PELICAN BAY MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd, #803 Light 8th oor 2BR/2.5BA+den residence. Expansive views of the Gulf, preserve/golf course. Impeccably maintained. $765,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY WOODS 709 Bob White Ln Wellmaintained, comfortable 3BR/3BA home on a cul-de-sac. Heated pool/spa, fenced rear yard, covered lanai. $975,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112PELICAN BAY ST. NICOLE 5550 Heron Point Dr, #1605 Breathtaking 270 degree unobstructed Gulf views from this 16th story, 3BR end residence. Community pool & spa. $749,000 | Mara Muller | 272-6170PELICAN BAY HYDE PARK 6320 Pelican Bay Blvd, #T-4 Lovely 1st oor 2BR/2.5BA + den end villa. Four lanais, expansive windows, great views over preserves to the Gulf. $349,900 | Jeannie McGearty | 248-4333 OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. OPEN SUN. PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd #901 Ninth oor 3BR/3BA luxury tower residence with 2,500 SF under air, extensive upgrades and fabulous view of Gulf. $1,595,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544 OPEN SUN.
41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Blvd. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Florida Weeklys Open HousesOpen Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked20 PARK SHORE MERIDIAN CLUB 4901 N GULF SHORE BLVD, 1501 $1,295,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 213-7475 21 PELICAN LANDING 24950 PENNYROYAL DR $1,395,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2818 22 PELICAN BAY COCOBAY 7853 COCOBAY DR $1,399,999 PSIR Jeff Cox 777-0078 23 VANDERBILT BEACH 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #501 $1,495,000 Coldwell Banker Lisa Tashjian 239259-7024 1-4 pm 24 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 Mon-Sat 9-5 & Sun 12-5 25 GREY OAKS ESTUARY MARSH WREN 1535 Marsh Wren Lane $1,500,000 PSIR Call 261.3148 26 GREY OAKS 2371 ALEXANDER PALM DR $1,699,000 PSIR Carolyn Weinand 269-5678 27 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8703 PURSLANE DR $1,899,900 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2818 >$2,000,00028 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 N GULF SHORE BLVD, PH-2A $2,290,000 PSIR Debbie Broulik 297-5152 29 VANDERBILT BEACH MORAYA BAY 11125 Gulfshore Drive #407 From $2,500,000 PSIR Call 239.514.5050 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 30 BONITA BAY BAYWOODS 26321 WOODLYN DR $2,795,000 PSIR Gary/Jeff Jaarda 248-7474 31 COQUINA SANDS NAPLES CASAMORE 1752 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. From $2,800,000 PSIR Call 963.4242 Open Daily 12-4>$3,000,00032 OLD NAPLES 175 S 3RD ST $3,450,000 PSIR Celine Julie Godof 404-9917 33 PORT ROYAL 1365 SPYGLASS Lane $3,685,000 PSIR Kevin Rathburn 26-4575 34 AQUALANE SHORES 1976 S 5TH ST $3,950,000 PSIR Vincent Bandelier 450-5976>$6,000,000 35 PORT ROYAL 3999 RUM ROW $6,500,000 PSIR Scott Pearson 612282-3000 >$8,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 775 GALLEON DR $8,495,000 PSIR Darlene Roddy 404-0685>$11,000,000 37 PORT ROYAL 3045 FORT CHARLES DR $11,950,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 213-7475>$300,0001 LELY 6163 Dogleg Court 399,000 Coldwell Banker Jacki Strategos 239-370-1222 1-4 pm 2 WINDSTAR 3640 Haldeman Creek Dr. $399,950.00 Keating Associates Richard T. Dingfelder 239-961-9896 12:00 3:00 pm>$400,0003 LEMURIA 7172 Lemuria Circle #1602 From $400,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Gasbarro 404-4883 Sun 12-4 4 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $400,000 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10-8 & Sun 12-8 5 ISLAND WALK 3925 Upolo Lane $450,000 Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski 239-287-6732 1-4 pm 6 THE BROOKS STILLWATER CAY 24231 COPPERLEAF BLVD $459,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 7 ISLAND WALK 3796 Upolo Lane $479,000 Illustrated Properties Joanne Ciesielski 239-287-6732 1-4 pm>$500,0008 VILLAGE WALK 3302 Cerrito Court $549,000 Illustrated Properties Brian Carey 239-370-8687 1-4 pm 9 BONITA BAY ESPERIA & TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $500,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5 10 ESTERO MIROMAR LAKES MIRASOL 10723 MIRASOL DR, 307 $550,000 PSIR Lynda Kennedy 564-1579 >$600,000 11 MERCATO THE STRADA 9115 STRADA PL, #5511 $629,000 PSIR Jill Bresnahan 595-3549>$700,000 12 PELICAN ISLES 435 Dockside Dr 749,000 1,099,000 Amerivest Realty Bridget Foster 239-253-8001 1-4 pm 13 MOORINGS 720 BINNACLE DR $750,000 PSIR Karen Van Arsdale 450-9091 14 VANDERBILT BEACH LA SCALA 9700 GULFSHORE DR $775,000 PSIR Mary Catherine White 287-2818 15 OLDE CYPRESS 7540 TREELINE DR $799,900 PSIR Sandra McCarthy-Meek 287-7921 16 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5>$800,00017 WYNDEMERE LODGINGS 122 S EDGEMERE WAY $895,000 PSIR Kathyrn Hurvitz 290-0228 >$900,000 18 ESPLANADE CLUB 4551 GULF SHORE BLVD N, #701 $975,000 Coldwell Banker Gabriele Vretta 239-784-0249 1-4 pm>$1,000,00019 COLLIERS RESERVE 12495 COLLIERS RESERVE DR $1,285,000 PSIR Sharon Kaltenborn 248-1964 open by appointment please call agent to see this property 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 35 33 36 34 37 21www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB34 REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012
THE GALLERY 239.659.0099 MARCO ISLAND 239.642.2222 THE VILLAGE 239.261.6161 THE PROMENADE 239.948.4000 NORTH NAPLES 239.594.9494 COMMERCIAL 239.947.6800 FIFTH AVENUE 239.434.8770 RENTAL DIVISION 239.262.4242 OLD NAPLES 239.434.2424 DEVELOPER SERVICES 239.434.6373 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each Oce Is Independently Owned And Operated. Equal housing opportunity. PELICAN BAYpremiersothebysrealty.com CALAIS#102 Not one element has been missed in this 1st oor condominium! Lives like a villa with fairway views, beach tram. $585,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 CAP FERRAT #1905 Magnicent 19th oor residence, 3BR/3BA+den, wide Gulf, preserve/golf views. Turnkey furnished, European quality. $1,895,000 | John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman 641-3270 CAP FERRAT PH An extraordinary Penthouse with panoramic Gulf views! A perfect interior+terraces encompassing 6,800 SF. Furnished. $5,490,000 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars | 216-1973 CHANTECLAIR Very spacious, well-maintained 3BR/3BA singlefamily/detached villa with 2-car garage. Pool, 1 block to beach tram. $764,900 Heidi Deen | 370-5388CHATEAUMERE 6060 Pelican Bay Blvd. #203 Gorgeous unobstructed lake/ golf views! Spacious 2BR/2.5BA, only 20 residences. Pools, walk to tennis, beach tram. $424,888 | Heidi Deen | 370-5388 CHATEAUMERE ROYALE#901 Panoramic scenes of the Gulf, golf course, lakes & city night lights. Walk to beach, tennis & upscale shops/dining. $549,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 CHATEAUMERE ROYALE#PH2 Two-story 4BR Penthouse, S. views of Gulf, golf, lakes/city. Renovated, latest codes, walk to beach/tennis, Phil. $1,199,000 Larry/Mary Catherine White | 287-2818 CLARIDGE #PH-A Fabulous views rearround from SW corner 3BR/2BA Penthouse. Grand architectural detail, 2,026 SF A/C, terraces. $1,199,000 | Carol Gilman/John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe | 404-3253 COCOBAY Unbelievably striking Tuscan-style villa! Every imaginable update from the new roof to the top-ofthe-line kitchen. $1,850,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 COCOBAY 7853 Cocobay Dr Courtyard home has a separate guest cabana with full bath and main house with exible plan. Heated pool, spa.$1,399,999 | Cathy Owen | 269-3118 COCOBAY One-of-a-kind 2-story villa. Terric golf/lake views, 4,400 SF A/C, guest house, 4BR/4.5BAs, den. Heated pool/spa.$2,395,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 CRESCENT #2021 Top oor 3BR plus family room, 2.5BA coach home, private elevator, 2-car garage. Private beach access, tennis.$645,000 | Chris Wortman | 273-2072 CRESCENT #A-35 Open 3rd oor 2BR overlooks treetops, lake & golf course. Close to community pool, spa & clubhouse. Beach tram.$639,000 | Beth McNichols | 821-3304 DORCHESTER 6075 Pelican Bay Blvd #206 Open and spacious 3BR/3BA with tranquil preserve and landscaped views from the 3 lanais. Walk to private beach.$480,000 | Pat Duggan | 216-1980 GEORGETOWNDramatic & elegant home with sweeping golf views. The best in nishes, marble & wood ooring, & 3-car garage.$2,100,000 | Dave/Ann Renner | 784-5552 GLENVIEW#PH3 Welcoming beautiful Gulf/city views, 3BR/3BA Penthouse. Lifetime health care component, 24-hour security & more! $1,365,000 Marlene Suarez/V.K. Melhado | 290-0585 GRAND BAYTropical pool courtyard, lush landscaping. Stunning 4BR/4BA villa includes separate guest house. Lakeside lanai. $1,625,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 GRAND BAYLush golf course views. Totally screened pool courtyard, 1BR guest house, 2BR+oce main house. Gated, beach tram. $1,695,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 BARRINGTONPremier lot with a gracious, modern, spacious 4BR/5BA home with 4,261 sq. ft. under air. Lake & golf course view.$2,350,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 BARRINGTONGolf course views. Elegant, immaculate 3BR/3BA+den home. Marble & tile oors, high ceilings, large covered lanai.$1,890,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 GROSVENOR#1206 Outstanding Gulf views, spacious 3BR/3BA condominium, over 2,500 SF living area. Updated building, beach access. $879,000 Marty/Debbi McDermott | 564-4231 GROSVENOR6001 Pelican Bay Blvd#1705 Spectacular views, 17th oor sky-high living! Granite & marble in updated kitchen. Extra-large two bedroom. $749,000 | Jeri Richey | 269-2203 GROSVENOR#202 This 2,500+ A/C SF residence occupies the West/Northwest corner. Two master suites + 3rd BR/den. Large balcony. $575,000 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 GROSVENOR#302 Rare direct 3BR/3BA front residence with western Gulf views. In perfect condition. Pool, tness room, beach tram. $799,000 Pat Duggan | 216-1980 PELICAN BAY WOODSSerene elegance, extraordinary 2-story 7 bedroom sanctuary. Secluded pool/patio area, cabana with full bath/sauna. $2,125,000 Cathy Owen | 269-3118 INTERLACHEN#114 Expansive views of golf course from this 3BR/2BA 1st oor end residence. Featuring upgraded kitchen, & new A/C. $595,000 Jane Darling | 290-3112INTERLACHEN 6770 Pelican Bay Blvd. #215 Turnkey furnished, 1st oor 2BR plus den with 1,572 SF. Tram to beach is across street. Renovated amenities. $429,900 | Mara Muller | 272-6170LAMBIANCE 900 LAmbiance Circle #103 Carefree, convenient condominium living. Delightful 2BR coach home, lake view. Near tennis, tram to private beach. $399,000 | Ruth Trettis | 403-4529LAUREL OAKS 864 Tanbark Drive #103 Private setting, 1st oor spotless 2BR/2BA condominium. Lake views. Near tennis, fully-equipped gym, beach tram. $289,900 | Tess/Tom McCarthy | 207-0118 MARBELLA #302 Priced to sell, large 2BR/2.5BA, 3rd oor residence with preserve views. Substantial west facing screened terrace. $485,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/ Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270 MARBELLA#1105 Wonderful Gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath with approx. 2,000 total SF. Full service building. $749,500 Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161 MARBELLA#1603 Spectacular views, bright 2BR/2.5BA+den, 16th oor residence. Over 2,100 SF, 2 large terraces & SieMatic kitchen. $749,900 | John Hamilton/ Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270 MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1703 Beautifully presented 2BR/2.5BA + den 17th oor residence. Over 2,100 SF with excellent views & 2 large terraces. $769,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1904 Spectacular Gulf/skyline views, 2BR/2.5BA+den 19th r. Dining, room services, concierge & attached care facility. $945,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #201 A completely unique residence. Roof top terrace, 2,550 sq. ft., 2BR/3BA + den/3rd bedroom & two good sized lanais. $720,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #202 West facing 1,785 SF 2BR/2.5BA. Preserve views, large screened terrace. Resort amenities, dining, health services. $495,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1508 An outstanding custom-designed 15th oor 3BR/3.5BA plus den end residence. Stunning 300 degree skyline/Gulf views. $2,595,000 | John Hamilton/Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe | 641-3270MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #508 Panoramic views of Gulf & natural preserve. Generous 3,400 SF of living area. Well-appointed building, beach tram. $1,695,000 | Linda Perry/Judy Perry | 261-6161MONTENERO 7575 Pelican Bay Blvd. #PH2002 True top oor Penthouse, 320 degree view across Gulf/skyline. Over 9,700SF A/C. Roof-top terrace, poolside cabana. $5,950,000 | Dorcas Briscoe/John Hamilton/Carol Gilman | 860-6985PEBBLE CREEK 7638 Pebble Creek Circle #201 Light 3BR end residence, S. exposure & lake views. Beach tram, 2 tennis centers, tness center. Turnkey furnished. $509,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112 OPEN SUN. ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #504 Panoramic Gulf/Clam Pass views! Spacious corner, 2BR+den with 1,420 A/C SF. Granite kitchen & steps to beach tram! $590,000 | Dave/Ann Renner 784-5552ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #602 Spectacular Gulf view by day, sunsets and skyline at night! Beautifully remodeled 2BR+den condominium. Beach club. $599,000 | Jean Tarkenton | 595-0544CAP FERRAT 6597 Nicholas Blvd. #1203 Outstanding in every way, former Robb & Stucky 4BR/4BA+den model on the 12th oor. Over 3,600 sq. ft., furnished. $2,695,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270COCOBAY 7873 Cocobay Drive Private courtyard oasis with lap pool, spa & tropical foliage. Chefs kitchen, 2BR+den/oce main house + cabana. $1,595,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012GEORGETOWN 6605 George Washington Way Very private golf course setting. French Provincial manor home, 5BR/7.5BAs, media rm, library, guest apt. Pool/spa. $2,695,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112BARRINGTON 7007 Green Tree Drive Gorgeous golf course views. An elegant 3BR/4BA + den/oce. Remodeled kitchen & baths, spacious lanai, pool/spa. $2,250,000 | Janet Rathbun | 860-0012GROSVENOR 6001 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1005 This tastefully decorated 3BR/3BA property is being sold furnished. Glorious golf & Gulf views, tram to beach. $790,000 | Kathryn Hurvitz | 659-5126WATERFORD 689 Lismore Lane Luxury residence within a private enclave of only 6 homes. Custom designed 5BR/4.5BA+den, heated custom pool/spa. $2,495,000 | Sharon Kiptyk | 777-3899MARBELLA 7425 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1203 This large 3BR + den 12th oor residence oers numerous upgrades, 2 spacious terraces & outstanding Gulf views. $950,000 | John Hamilton/Dorcas Briscoe/Carol Gilman | 641-3270BEAUVILLE 7009 Rue de Marquis Move right in to this beautifully remodeled 3BR/3.5BA villa with SW views over pool to golf course. Beach tram. $889,000 | Jane Darling | 290-3112OAKMONT 712 Shadow Lake Lane Exceptionally furnished & completely renovated 3BR. Top-of-the line kitchen, new baths, pool/spa & summer kitchen. $1,479,000 | Carol Gilman/Dorcas Briscoe/John Hamilton | 404-3253 OPEN SUN. PELICAN BAY WOODSAn entertainers paradise from the 4 spacious bedrooms inside to the enormous patio outside. Open heated pool. $1,399,999 Janet Rathbun | 860-0012 ST. TROPEZ #1001 Expansive Gulf/Bay views, 2BR/2BA with brand new decor & furnishings. Fitness, tennis, heated pool, private beach. $499,000 Fred Alter | 269-4123 GRAND BAY 7904 Grand Bay Dr, #19 Gated entry, Bermuda style courtyard villa, private screened pool & integral spa. Stunning lake view, guest house. $1,659,000 | Linda Piatt | 269-2322 OPEN SUN.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE CSECTIONWEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 BROUGHT TO YOU BY: INSIDEThe High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Old Naples 434-2424 North Naples 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Winning RaceAn evening at Gulfshore Playhouse is sure to spark a spirited discussion. C8 Away you goLearn about concierge-style adventures with the Renaissance Academy at open house. C25 Prom queensFun with the Marco Island Historical Society, and more to-dos around town. C37-41 Rain or shine, Collier-Seminole State Park becomes bluegrass central for the fifth annual Jammin in the Hammock on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12. Headline acts include: Frontline Bluegrass, Tomorrows News, The Wholetones, The Sawgrass Drifters, The Wilson Family and Kristi Morris & Jeff Kellogg. The entertainment plus food vendors and an arts and crafts show begin at 10 a.m. both days and ends at 6 p.m. Campsites for tenters and RVs are available by reservation. Shuttle buses will ferry day-trippers from parking areas to the festival site. No pets, alcohol, smoking or coolers are permitted at the festival site. Jammin in the Hammock is sponsored by Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park. Admission is $15 a day for adults, free for children ages 13 and younger. Entrance to the state park is on U.S. 41 eight miles south of Collier Boulevard. For more information about the bluegrass festival, visit www.friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com. For campground reservations, call (800) 326-3397 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/collierseminole. Jammin in the Hammock SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ BY JONELL MODYSSpecial to Florida Weekly LORENZO, A MAINE COON CAT rescued from a garbage can soon after he was born, has more than 18,000 fans on Facebook and nearly 4,000 followers on Twitter. He and his mom lady, Miami-based photographer Joann Biondi, have been featured in stories by the Associated Press and in USA Today and many other media outlets. The reason? Lorenzo likes to wear clothes, and Ms. Biondi likes to photograph him in all his finery. His motto is: I like to wear clothes. And what, you dont? A testament to the inherent beauty in the feline form, Ms. Biondis photography is a thump on the head to anyone who believes that animals dont have souls. And this deeply soulful and highly photogenic feline continues to amass an online (and his jackets, too)SEE LORENZO, C4 BIONDI THE CATS PAJAMAS JOANN BIONDI / COURTESY IMAGESBluegrass fest headed back to Collier-Seminole State Park
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 following that grows on a daily basis. The pairs most recent photographic foray brought them west across the Tamiami Trail and resulted in some stunning new images of the worlds bestdressed cat in the Everglades and the greater Naples area. The new images, along with more from Ms. Biondis engaging Lorenzo the Cat collection, make up the One Woman, One Cat exhibit showing Friday-Sunday, Feb. 3-5, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts Le Petite Gallery. A meet-the-artist reception takes place from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Ive known Joann Biondi since the late 1990s when I was working in Miami as a publicist for the Mandarin Oriental and other luxury market clients and she was a freelance journalist and author. Weve reconnected over the past year on Facebook and Twitter, and Ive watched in awe as she grew the one-of-a-kind Lorenzo the Cat social media accounts by leaps and bounds. In todays world, social media is a necessary and invaluable tool for marketing tourism destinations. One of the ways to leverage your brands social media awareness is to link up with other popular social media entities that will become ambassadors for your brand. Put simply, it really helps when someone or something with tons more followers becomes a positive spokesperson for you. And so evolved the idea of encouraging Lorenzo the Cat to be an advocate and ambassador for Floridas Paradise Coast Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. It might seem a bit farfetched, but in todays fast moving social media world, its really not. I first approached JoAnn Sanborn, one of the originators of the inspired Artist Colony at the Esplanade on Marco Island, with the idea of hosting a Lorenzo the Cat gallery show at that location. The artists from the Colony loved the idea, but realized that one of the galleries at the Marco Island Center for the Arts might work better for the actual show. Serving as Lorenzos sponsors, the Artist Colony members facilitated the arrangements for the upcoming show. As we talked on the phone about the possibilities of a Southwest Florida show, Ms. Biondi told me that a dream of hers was to photograph Lorenzo wearing Native American garb in one or more Everglades locations. If that could be arranged, she said, she would also seek other tropical Southwest Florida locales that would provide not only an evocative backdrop but also quiet location for Lorenzo to pose. The diversity of our area provided some excellent options, including the Seminole Camp at the Collier County Museum and a classic old Florida-style veranda that seemed perfectly suited for the distinguished felines introduction to our Paradise Coast. I typically assist travel journalists and photographers coming to our area with hotel arrangements, location scouting and itinerary planning. This one was a first, as I looked at photo locations that would work on a cat-sized scale and assisted in recruiting the pet-friendly Hilton Naples as Lorenzos lair-on-location. Meanwhile, Ms. Biondi shared with me some stories of where it all began. Tolerant and sporty While still a kitten, Lorenzo constantly nabbed clothes from her laundry hamper. Fed up one day, she told him that if he liked her workout top so much he could just wear it. After she slipped it on his furry body, he calmly posed, pushing out his chest as if to say, I like this. To this day, Lorenzo neither flinches nor complains and actually does seem to enjoy putting on clothes. There are boundaries, though. He prefers stylishly casual shirts left unbuttoned at the neck and he doesnt wear pants or hats. Ms. Biondi began taking photographs with her small Sony digital camera and started a Lorenzo the Cat MySpace account as a joke so she could better understand social media. Before long, her handsome cat was receiving e-mails from all over the world. MySpace led to Facebook and Twitter, and as Lorenzos popularity began spiraling, Ms. Biondi began taking photography more seriously. Lorenzo gave me permission to call myself a photographer, she says. The imagery is captivating and compelling, but Ms. Biondi also excels in giving Lorenzo a witty voice adept at engaging his followers to Like, Comment and Share his musings. He has an ongoing series of Facebook posts honoring significant dates in history with cat artwork and photography, and of famous people photographed with cats. A recent photo tribute to the late Etta James photographed with her kitten generated 563 Likes, 50 Shares and 50 Comments. The furry fellows first Facebook post about the pending One Woman, One Cat exhibit has generated 217 Likes, 31 Shares and 28 congratulatory Comments. Inspired by the work of William Wegman, Ms. Biondi mustered the courage to reach out to the legendary dog photographer and documentarian for his impressions of Lorenzo the Cat, and she was delighted and inspired to have received compliments from him on her work. When she recently sent Mr. Wegman the One Woman, One Cat flyer, she received a congratulatory reply that ended with Love to the big L. She shared the message with me, commenting, In the world of struggling artist/writer types, this is called psychic income Helps us make it through the night. Although Ms. Biondi will attend the One Woman, One Cat opening reception, she says Lorenzo prefers to avoid the hubbub and will not make a live appearance. His regal countenance will be on full display throughout the weekend, however, and on social media for a long time to come. JoNell Modys is the public relations and communications manager for the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, Collier Countys official destination management and marketing organization. LORENZOFrom page 1 One Woman, One Cat>> Where: The Marco Island Center for the Arts Le Petite Gallery, 1010 Winterberry Drive >> When: Opening reception with the artist, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 3; gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 4-5. >> Info: 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org A home away from home on the Paradise Coast Lorenzo has more than 18,000 fans on Facebook.JOAN BIONDI / COURTESY IMAGESSurveying the Everglades
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Theater Im Herbert and Other Strangers By The Island Players Community Theater and Centennial Bank at the Marco Island Historical Museum Feb. 3-18. www.theateronmarco.com or 394-0080. Race By Gulfshore Playhouse through Feb. 12 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org. See review on page C8. Doubt By The Naples Players through Feb. 25 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org/tickets. Moonlight & Magnolias By The Naples Players through Feb. 4 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org/tickets. Jersey Boys At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, through Feb. 5. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com. The Exonerated By Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, on select dates Feb. 10-25. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org or 936-3239. Bedroom Farce By Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 25. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. The Year of Magical Thinking By Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, through Feb. 4. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Me and My Girl By the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Feb. 11. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Squabbles By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myes, through March 3. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Thursday, Feb. 2 Jewelry Showcase The Englishman art gallery hosts An Evening of Fine Estate Jewelry, Art & Culture from 5-8 p.m. with a portion of art sales benefiting the ArtsNaples World Festival. The event showcases estate jewelry from Hollis Reh & Shariff of Southampton, N.Y. 1190 Third St. www. theenglishmanusa.com. Sisters Reunion The Seven Sisters Artful Reception takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Trudy Labell Fine Art Gallery. Alumnae of Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges are invited to enjoy wine and hors doeuvres. 2425 Tamiami Trail N. $20. 293-0354 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Art Opening Sultan Gallery at KVS Interior Design hosts an opening reception for Transformations In a New Age, an exhibit of works by Kevin Caffrey, from 5:30-8 p.m. 3820 Via Del Rey, Bonita Springs. 949-6700. Mercato Music The Wholetones perform from 6-9 p.m. at Mercato. Free. www.facebook.com/mercatonaples. Friday, Feb. 3 Bonita Art The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its Members Exhibition from 6-8 p.m. at 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Fort Myers Art Art Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy art, exhibitions, shopping, music and dining. www.fortmyersartwalk.com.Live Music The Spinney Brothers perform from 7-10 p.m. at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits. 7928 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Jake and the Boys The Original Tribute, Blues Brothers moments, music and dance moves, starts at 8 p.m. the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The sassy Bluettes join Jake and Elwood Blues on stage. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Saturday, Feb. 4 Family Fun The Naples Art Association hosts the ninth annual Nuts About The von Liebig family fun day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the outdoor patio at The von Liebig Art Center. Enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, food, music and more. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Art in the Park The Naples Art Association hosts the monthly Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Park Street. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Asia Fest The Naples Asian Professionals Association presents Asia Fest from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Mercato. $5. www.facebook.com/asiafestnaples. Seafood Fest The Everglades City Seafood Festival takes place today and Sunday in McLeod Park. Enjoy tunes by Nashville musicians as well as locals, plus arts and crafts booths, carnival rides and seafood of all kinds. The fun begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. 695-2277 or www.evergladesseafoodfestival.com. German Fest Our Savior Lutheran Church hosts its fifth annual Naples German Fest from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy German music, dancing, games and food. Proceeds benefit Avow Hospice. $7 adults; $3 childr en; 1955 Cu rling Ave. 597-4091 or www.naplesgermanfest.com.India Celebration India Fest is set for 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Hammond Stadium in South Fort Myers. Enjoy food, dancing, music, crafts and more. $5; free for kids.Fort Myers ArtFest ArtFest Fort Myers runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday on Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy work by 215 artists, a high school art competition, food, entertainment and more. 7683602 or ArtFestFortMyers.com.Ha! Ha! Ha! Mark James offers a night of gags to benefit Youth Haven beginning at 8 p.m. at the Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport Pulling Road. $100 per person or $750 for a table. 252-0019, 687-5153 or www.youthhaven.net.More Laughs Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts Orlando comedians JB Ball and D. Russo, plus Naples own funny man, Jordan Owens, at 9 p.m. $6 in advance, $12 at the door. 431-7928 or www.damagedgoodz.com. Sunday, Feb. 5 Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of In a Better World (Denmark, 2010) beginning at 1 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. The 2010 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner follows two Danish boys and the unusual and dangerous friendship that develops between them. Rated R for language and violence. $4 for RA members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272. Pickin in Paradise The Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents The Spinney Brothers, Skeeterland Band and The Bugtussle Ramblers from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. 248-8906 or www.acousticmusicsociety.org. Monday, Feb. 6 Call It Play your cards right at bingo with the Greater Marco Family YMCA beginning at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon and snacks are provided. 394YMCA (9622), ext. 204, or email@example.com. Gershwin Tunes The Naples Jazz Orchestra presents a program of Gershwin tunes at 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. 207-8299. Art Lecture The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Robert Whitman, author of Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the Worlds Stolen Treasures at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Enjoy a lecture, wine, hors doeuvres and a book signing. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Symphony Concert pianist and Philharmonic Center for the Arts favorite Jodie DeSalvo teams up with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Glenn Basham to present Jodie and Glenn at 7 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. More B-I-N-G-O Bingo season is under way at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. The doors at 991 Winterberry Drive open at 5:30 p.m. for a free kosher hot dog supper, and the first game is called at 7 p.m. 642-0800. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Italian Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of The Sicilian Girl (Italian with English subtitles) beginning at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center. $5. www.italianculturalsociety.com. Carmen Sarasota Opera presents Carmen at 8 p.m. at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www. ThePhil.org. Wednesday, Feb. 8 Art Talk Little Palm Design Group presents artist Emily James at at 1:30 p.m. 9051 N. Tamiami Trail. Seating is limited; RSVP to 598-2001. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center presents Evening of Dance, part of the Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series, at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Edison State College-Collier Campus. The Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Naples Ballet, (above) and Tir Na Nog Dance Academy will perform. $10 for adults, $5 children. www.bayshorecapa.org or 775-2800. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Naples Botanical Garden presents a screening of Gnomeo & Juliet beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 as part of its Gnomes in the Garden celebration. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 TRADITIONSClassic Home Furnishings870 6th Ave S, Naples (239) 213-1240 Minneapolis Saint Paulwww.Traditions.comFine Furniture Whimsical Accessories Exceptional Interior Design The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and c o N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M Th e B like us on facebook Coming up Symphony The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra presents Tchaikovskys Sixth Feb. 9-11 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 597-1900 or www.ThePhil.org. Making it Up Naples City Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at the English Pub on U.S. 41 East. $10, plus a twoitem minimum from the menu. 682-0638. Author Event Celebrated author Carl Hiaasen speaks at the Feathers & Friends gala to benefit Audubons Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Collier County Audubon Society at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. $125. 643-7822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Italian Wedding The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents Live at the Promenade!Joey & Marias Comedy Italian Wedding at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Marco Art Auction The fifth annual Wet Paint Live on Marco Island starts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Enjoy an auction of works created earlier that day by 20 area artists painting scenes around Marco Island. 394-7549. Oh-La-La The Tournes French Film Festival at FGCU presents a screening of Paris at 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. 5901511 or email@example.com. Art Opening The Sweet Art Gallery hosts an opening for The Female Persuasion from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 10. See work by Mary Ann Flynn-Fouse, Lenore Robbins and more. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or www.TheSweetArtGallery.com. Free Film Marco Presbyterian Church hosts a free screening of Courageous at 7 p.m. Feb. 10. 394-8186 or www.marcochurch.com. Piano Man Naples Botanical Garden presents Piano Man: A Billy Joel Tribute Concert beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Arts & Crafts The Naples Artcrafters Fine Art and Craft Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in Cambier Park. Purchase work by local painters, potters, jewelers and more. 250-0804. Art Fest The Bonita Springs National Art Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 11-12 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of flyers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOEleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters, comes to Hayes Hall at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Feb. 9 and 11 and also visits Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops at 5 p.m. Feb. 11. The Palm Beach Show Group presents the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show Feb. 9-13 at the new Naples Exhibition Center on Immokalee Road. Treasures such as this platinum, diamond and enameled flower pin by Boucheron will abound. $15 daily, $25 for a four-day pass. (561) 822-5440 or www. NaplesShow.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 If drama provides food for thought, then Race is a 10-course feast for the mind. This stimulating one-act play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet packs more into its single act than most others do in two. At the very least, its sure to provoke spirited discussion in the car ride home. I know it stayed with me days after seeing it at The Norris Center, as scenes and dialogue ran through my mind and I continually re-examined and rethought what Id seen. The premise: Charles (Brent Langdon), a wealthy white man, has been accused of raping a young black woman in a hotel room. He goes to a law firm for representation. One partner, Jack (Eric Hissom), is white; the other, Henry (Jefferson Russell), is African-American. Susan (Edena Hines), their legal assistant, a young woman fresh out of law school, is also African-American. Charles has chosen them specifically because of their race. Is Charles innocent or guilty? He certainly acts guilty. Mr. Langdon does a great job of portraying Charles: Hes furtive and false. He reeks of privilege and withholds information from his attorneys. He also has that classic deer-in-the-headlights look, as though hes stunned to find himself in this position. As one of the lawyers says, No one has said no to him for 40 years. Did the woman he was with say no? Was it rape? As the lawyers explain, its not about guilt or innocence, but about trying to persuade a jury to your point of view, about manipulating or presenting the facts in such a way that you win your case. But even if you dont win, its your client who goes to jail. And you still get paid. Its not about justice or the truth at all. When Charles attempts to tell his lawyers the facts, Jack claims that there are no facts, only two fictions which each side will attempt to impress upon the jury. Itll ruin the play to go into much more detail about the plot. Suffice it to say that Mr. Mamet cleverly drops surprises throughout, bombshells that make you rethink everything you thought you knew up to that point. Thanks to Mr. Mamets twisty script and Gulfshore Playhouse artistic director Kristen Courys skillful directing, every time you think youre standing on solid ground, youre thrown offbalance. Dont come to this show expecting everything to be spelled out for you in a neat and tidy conclusion. Its not that type of play. I overheard a couple talking at the close of opening night. Im disappointed, the husband said. I was waiting to see the trial in the courtroom. Me too, said his wife. They missed the point. Having the playwright declare Charles guilty or innocent would ruin the play. The entire point is to try to figure out if you think hes guilty or not, and then look at why you think that, to examine your own presumptions and prejudices. Ms. Coury has said she wants the play to be a hand mirror held up to the audience. Shes brave bringing Race to Naples, as the city isnt exactly known for open-mindedness and brotherly love. But Race is undeniably a thrilling night at the theater. The production crackles with tension and razor-sharp dialogue and is stunning in its audacity. Mr. Mamet, in forcing us to look at our biases and prejudices, smartly sets the action in an arena where people are judged and lawyers try their best to use or redirect others presumptions. Mr. Hissoms Jack is quirky, quick thinking, cynical. I think all people are stupid, he says at one point. Black people arent exempt. And while he views himself as being open-minded, his racism and sexism eventually leak through. Mr. Russells performance as Henry is something to admire. Beneath his calm exterior, hes smoldering with emotions that threaten to explode. Like Jack, hes also cynical. All people are guilty, he declares. Ms. Hines Ivy-league educated Susan is young and inexperienced, but then again, as with all these characters, theres more there than what you see on first impression. Being younger than Henry by 20 years or more, her experiences as a woman of color have been quite different. This quartet of actors brings drama and tension to a play that, in lesser hands, could come across as dry and pontificating. Because we care about their characters, we care about what they think and feel. We care about what happens to them. Mr. Mamet packs a lot into this play, which turns out not to just be about race, but about a whole variety of biases and prejudices and assumptions. This is not a child-friendly show; its decidedly adult, with adult language and themes.If drama provides food for thought, then Race is a 10-course feast for the mind.Set designer Alok Wadhwani placed the action in a believable lawyers office, somber and staid with bookcases and a framed map of the world. Sound designer Anna Alex punctuates scene changes with quick blackouts and the sound of a banging gavel. And Jennifer Murrays costumes help emphasize the characters personalities and economic status. Gulfshore Playhouse stumbled a bit with an earlier seasons production of Doubt, which Race emulates in some ways (four characters, one act, the open-ended question of whether the accused is guilty or not guilty.) But they have more than redeemed themselves with this production and demonstrate that they are indeed serious about bringing quality theater to Naples. THEATER REVIEWIntriguing Race: Not as clear as black and white e t m t s t nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Race>> When: Through Feb. 12 >> Where: Gulfshore Playhouse, The Norris Center, Naples >> Cost: Tickets start at $35 >> Info: (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org f o R p l w o p ro d balance em u COURTESY PHOTOEric Hissom and Edena Hines in Race.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 C9 Experience award winning, romantic dining at Southwest Floridas most elegant restaurant. -Angelina Four Course Dinner for Two, $65* Tripadvisor e Best Italian. Barbara B, Naples Outstanding Italian food, cool atmosphere and scene cdubb518 Troy, NY Always a great meal & great service! cricket23chicago Chicago, IL 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs | 239.390.3187 www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com Follow me on Twitter @AngelinasBonitaReal. Italian.Extended thru 2.28.12 PUZZLE ANSWERSThe Naples Players hold auditions for Southern-style Steel MagnoliasAuditions for The Naples Players production of Robert Harlings Steel Magnolias take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Cast openings are for six women from ages 19 to 60. A hit play in its two Broadway incarnations and a successful all-star film, Steel Magnolias is a compelling tale of sisterhood and motherhood. The story is centered on Truvys beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are anybody come to have their hair done and exchange hilarious repartee and more than a few acerbic verbal collusions. No appointments are necessary for auditions. Rehearsals will begin March 5, and performance dates are April 18-May 12 on the main stage at the Sugden. Paul Graffy will direct the production. Perusal scripts are available for a $20 deposit at box office. For more information, call 434-7340, ext. 10.
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Enjoy specially priced delectable fare and libations. $5 Veuve Flutes $5 Select Cocktails and Wine $5 Select Appetizers 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103 | (Bar) 239.594.6000 | waldorfastorianaples.com FEATURING: Prices subject to change without notice. Is it worth $10? YesSam Worthington, your place on the B-list is solidified. After functioning as a solid hero in Clash of the Titans and Avatar but showing limited range in dramatic roles such as The Debt, Worthington has established his niche as a handsome face who can handle physical roles. No shame in that. Heck, Bruce Willis made a career out of it. But when a role calls for him to emote a bit more, such as in Man On A Ledge, both he and the movie struggle. Thankfully, Worthingtons lack of Streepness doesnt keep us from enjoying Ledge, a successful caper with solid action and suspense. Worthington plays Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop convicted of stealing a diamond from real estate developer David Englander (Ed Harris). After getting in a fight with his brother Joey (Jamie Bell) at their fathers funeral, Nick escapes prison custody and soon finds his way high atop the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. It is here that the layers of writer Pablo Fenjves story come to the fore, and they are numerous and substantial. Nick stands on an outer ledge on the hotels 21st floor, causing commotion from people down below in fear/anticipation that hell jump. He refuses to speak with anyone except Officer Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks), a heavy drinker with a checkered past who doesnt get along with co-workers like the egotistical Jack Dougherty (Edward Burns). Meanwhile, Joey and his girlfriend Angie (Genesis Rodriguez) are across the street conducting business of their own. One of the nice things about Asger Leths direction is that he patiently reveals information only as needed, which allows the suspense to build and the pieces of the puzzle to fall in place gradually. Whats more, a number of highand low-angle shots are used, which allows the viewer to understand the danger of where Nick is standing. Many directors falter in their first feature film, but Leth has done very well here (it helps that the people at Summit Entertainment the same folks who torture us with the Twilight movies have surrounded Leth with a great cast that also includes Kyra Sedgwick and Anthony Mackie). As all good movies do, Man On A Ledge will have you thinking and talking afterward. How far would you go to prove your innocence? Its feasible that many would rely on the justice system, but when it doesnt work as it should, theres nothing to do but take matters into your own hands. Ironically, this often means breaking the law, which in reality probably leads you back to the slammer. Somewhat surprisingly, Man On A Ledge stays within the realm of plausibility for much of its 102 minutes, straying only slightly in the end. Its predictable, sure, but it has a few surprises and is entertaining enough to be worth a trip to the theater. Red Tails (Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker) African-American fighter pilots fight for better missions and respect during World War II. The aerial action is cool but not that impressive, and the by-the-books civil rights lesson gets tiresome. However, in the end youre rooting for these guys, and thats the most important thing. Rated PG-13.Haywire (Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender) An assassin (Carano) is framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who wronged her. Theres some good action, but Steven Soderberghs directing seems uninspired. Rated R.Contraband (Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster) After his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) becomes indebted to a drug dealer (Giovanni Ribisi), a former smuggler (Wahlberg) leaves his wife (Beckinsale) and partner (Foster) behind in an attempt to pay off the debt. Its not memorable and Ribisi is weak as the villain, but its entertaining throughout. Rated R. LATEST FILMSMan On A Ledge CAPSULES >>Amy Adams was considered for the role of Lydia. p o w t f h danHUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 C15 dissertation at Yale examines the question: What can we do as performers and programmers to make recitals more interesting? He and others are expanding . what a classical recital can be while maintaining the expectation of superb musicianship.Tracking the pressureThe authors narrative about soprano Nadine Sierra and the Metropolitan Opera competitions is one of several that track the competitive, high-pressure world of classical performance and the toll it takes on a young persons life. Mr. Romeo traces Ms. Sierras journey from her childhood in Fort Lauderdale where her teacher recognized her talent to a teenager whose vocal gift developed at a remarkably young age. She worked with the Palm Beach Opera and later trained at the Mannes School of Music in New York with renowned teacher Ruth Falcon. Mr. Romeo builds narrative tension as he traces Ms. Sierras preparation for each step in the Metro competition to ultimate success. A proven preparation methodIn exploring trumpeter Matt Muckeys path to a seat in the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Romeo stresses the need for an auditioning musician to maintain the combination of calm and focus that makes an optimal performance possible. He also underscores the need to anticipate and industriously prepare the pieces that candidates will most likely be asked to play.Another crossover performerClifton Williams story, like all the others, is suspenseful and uplifting. Williams was introduced to music education through the Shirley Abrams Gospel Ministry as a young boy. Soon playing church gigs, he was accepted into Washington, D.C.s prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where his piano teacher recognized his exceptional talent, especially his ability to play anything after hearing it once. The church music performance style that Williams mastered required improvisational skills and the ability to interact with the audience. Mr. Williams has become a crossover performer, his love of gospel, jazz, and classical music blossoming in powerful and complementary ways.Helped by benefactorsDasha Bukhartseva, born into poverty in the post-Soviet Ukraine, had to learn technique on a cardboard piano. Homeless in Odessa, she and her dedicated, resourceful mother were fortunate to meet American benefactors who were so impressed by Dashas talent and her mothers persistence that they agreed to support Dasha in the United States. They arranged for her to perform at the Aspen Music Festival, and many opportunities followed, including admission to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. No slackers hereDriven is ultimately about the future of inventiveness, ambition, imagination, dedication and responsibility among those considered part of a slacker generation. No one can read these chapters without being uplifted, and anyone whos plagued by rejection and reads about these young people will be inspired to keep trying. www.agavenaples.com 239-598-FIRE (3473) 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, NaplesLadies, hurry in to claim your new Chicas VIP card. Limited number available! Full menu, open until midnight 7 days a week! The bold cuisine of Americas SW right here in SW Florida. @HotSpotNaplesTequila Inspired. Real Wood Fired.
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THE ENGLISH PUBNaples Oldest Authentic British Tavern EST. 1969Check Out Our New Location! Naples City Improv Tony Moschetto Funny Bizness Comedy at The Pub Dinner Dance Back by Popular Demand! (Must be present to win) in Naples! Neil Diamond Tribute Show Reservations a Must NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 C23 Argentine tango dancer Helaine Treitman presents Tango Music Appreciation, the first lecture in the Art of Tango series, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. In this class, Ms. Treitman will present a brief overview of the history and evolution of Argentine tango music before the class listens to and analyzes a classic tango song from the 1940s. The series continues at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, with an analysis of several classic tango songs and a demonstration showing how the interpretation of tango music can be related to actually dancing the tango. Tickets are $34 to each lecture or $64 for both. The Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra presents the fourth concert in its All That Jazz series at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Guest artists will be alto saxophone player Charles McPherson. Tickets start at $39. Cabaret star Tony DeSare, a Rising Star Male Vocalist in the 2009 Downbeat poll, performs at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18. Tickets start at $42. Groundbreaking newswoman and interviewer Barbara Walters will discuss her storied career at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Ms. Walters joined ABC News in 1976 as the first woman to co-host the evening news. Through the years, she has interviewed the worlds major political leaders, including every American president and first lady since Richard Nixon, and most of the legends of show business. Walters was also the longtime co-host of 0/20 and is creator, co-host and executive producer of ABCs award-winning The View. Tickets start at $98. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. For more information or to order tickets, call 597-1900 or visit www.thephil.org. COMING UP AT THE PHIL
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C37 SOCIETY Marco island Historical Museum goes back to prom nightWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com. 1 Alan and Linda Sandlin 2 Nan and Robert Folsom 3 Lana and Roger Withers 4. George and Carol Engstrom 5. John and Rosemarie Gulla 6. Nancy Garrison and Nancy Carrington 7. Janice and Tarik Ayasun 8. Craig and Bonnie WoodwardAn Evening in Old Havana for the David Lawrence FoundationAP ALEXANDER PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Stanley and Elizabeth Star 2 Linda Malone and Marissa Hartington 3 Christine and Terry Flynn with Robin Stranahan 4. Joyce and Bill OMeara 5. Art and Bev Cherry 1 2 5 4 3 6 7 8BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 3 1 4 5
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799 Walkerbilt Rd., Naples off US 41, 1/4 mile North of Immokalee Rd.Enjoy Lunch on the River Mon-Sat 11-2DINNER NIGHTLY ALL TEN IN THE TAVERN MENU ITEMS ARE $10.00 HAPPY HOUR 11-6PM IN THE TAVERN THREE COURSE EARLY DINING MENU 5-6 PM LIVE MUSIC IN TAVERN NIGHTLYOPEN SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! PROUDLY ANNOUNCINGTIERNEYS TAVERN & CLAW BARNAPLES NEWEST TRADITION The Bay House Returns with Traditional Coastal Cuisine and Legendary Service stone crab season is here! Tierneys is the Place for Stone Crabs in Naples! Sunday Irish brunch! Traditional Irish music in Tierneys Tavern every Sunday from 11 to 2 p.m. Grab a seat & a Guinness and join the fun! GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC42 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 VINOThis Valentines Day, get to know a new sweetieFlowers. Chocolates. Flowers. Chocolates. Must this Valentines Day be a repeat of all that have gone before? No. This year consider trying a new sweetie to brighten your sweethearts holiday. Instead of chocolates and flowers, surprise him or her with a great pairing of dessert and wine. Choosing the right wine for dessert is not difficult; you just need to balance the intensity, acidity and sweetness of the wine with the dessert. The more intense the flavors of the dessert, the more intense the flavors of the wine should be. The acidity of the wine and dessert should be harmonious as well; if you have a fruit dessert, choose a wine with higher acidity. Finally, the wine needs to be sweeter than the dessert, otherwise the wine will taste dull and acidic. Stay away from desserts that are predominantly sugar; these go best with coffee or tea. There are several basic types or styles of dessert wines. The most popular involve late-harvested grapes, which result in more intense flavors and sweetness, specialty grape types that produce pronounced flavors and aromas, or fortified wines such as sherry and port. When pairing wines with foods, you must decide which is more important: Is there a killer dessert wine that you have chosen, or is the dessert the focus? I prefer to choose the wine first, and then find a dessert to go with it. Here are some of the more popular grape varieties with food pairing possibilities: Muscat grapes: Whether the wine is made from orange or black muscat, this grape produces wines with big aromatic flavors and intensity. The orange makes wines with tangerine and orange blossom aromas and flavors, which pair well with stone fruit desserts. The black has rose blossom aromas and litchi-like flavors that go well with berry dishes or dark chocolates. Sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes: The finest sauternes are made from late-harvested sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes, affected with botrytis cinerea, aka noble rot. It punctures the skin to dry out the grapes, producing lush concentrated wines with flavors of apricots, peaches and honey. Try these with fruity desserts or with almonds and almond desserts. Riesling grapes: The finest German Rieslings are the late-harvested varieties that are designated spatlese and auslese, depending on the amount of sugar at harvest. Germany also produces beerenauslese and trockenbeerenauslese later harvest wines that are likewise affected by noble rot, which they call edelfaule. Intense rich flavors of caramel, honey and apricots are balanced by high acidity, so the wines are not cloyingly sweet. Flavorful fruit desserts again will work well with the intense flavors found in these wines. Port wine: Ports are made by adding brandy midway through the fermentation process, stopping it and leaving a residual sweetness. Ruby ports are then aged in stainless steel or concrete vats to retain the youthful color and flavors. Tawny ports are barrel aged and mellow in color and flavor. Late Bottled Vintage starts with higher quality wine that ages usually four to six years before bottling. Vintage port comes from a single vintage of superlative quality, and is not produced every year. Ports pair well with intense flavors, so try desserts with chocolate or dried fruit.Wine picks of the week: Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes 2005 ($35/375ml): Aromas of honey, vanilla and apple follow through to the palate of rich flavors ending with lemon and spices on the finish. Almonds and peaches in a dessert make an exceptional pairing with this sauternes. Dolce Napa Valley Late Harvest 2006 ($85/375ml): A classic blend of late harvest semillon and sauvignon blanc. Intense and rich honeysuckle aromas followed by citrus, apricots and honey flavors with balanced acidity and with a long finish. Try with puddings and custard or fruits. Dow Tawny Port, Portugal ($17): Value priced entry level port is light and sweet, with flavors of orange and candied citrus rind and a hint of nuttiness. Excellent with chocolate desserts, or try it with stilton cheese. Elysium Black Muscat, Quady Vineyards 2006 ($25): Rich aroma of rose petals and berries followed by plum, litchi and berry flavors with a hint of spice and a rewarding long finish. Perfect accompaniment for those intense dark chocolates, but equally good with berries and berry desserts. Gordon Brothers Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley Ice Wine 2009 ($45/375ml): Rich aromas of honey and spice with flavors of apricot, raisin and honey. Lingers lightly and finishes clean. Great with poached pears or a creme brulee. Rombauer Zinfandel Port, Napa Valley ($45): Exquisite aromas and flavors of plums, berries and chocolate followed on the palate with rich mixed berry flavors with a hint of vanilla. Try this with fresh berries. m I h I t jimMcCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com FREE ADMISSIONOn Park Street alongside The von Liebig Art Center (just off 5th Ave South) (239) 262-6517 naplesart.org Art in the Park sponsors Our 55th SeasonNaples Art Association presentsArtist Images: Conary, Thomas, NeroSATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 10 am 4 pmOn Park Street beside The von Liebig Art Center Bring the family! On Saturday, enjoy the event, Nuts About The von Liebig, which includes make-and-take art projects and plenty of fun! Support local artists and enjoy live entertainment.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C43 Normally, I dont get too excited about dining at corporate-chain restaurants. By their nature, they are bound to adhere to a formula developed for mass consumption, leaving no room for culinary innovation by the staff or great gustatory discovery by patrons. Roys is the rare exception. Chef-partners like Jason Grasty at the Bonita Springs location are allowed leeway in developing menus that incorporate seasonal ingredients and regional tastes. Indeed, his name is prominently featured on the menu, along with sous chefs Nancy Perry and Noah Bailey. Even the winter prix fixe menu lists the chefs responsible for it. Its enough to turn even a jaded restaurant critic into a foodie fanboy. No matter how many times Ive eaten at Roys over the years, I still look forward to experiencing new flavors and being treated royally by the impeccable wait staff. With entrees in the $25-$30 range, its not inexpensive, but I doubt anyone leaves here complaining about the bill or the food or the service. Our latest visit was no exception to the Roys rule, although one dish didnt quite live up to its billing. More on that later. The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived on a midweek evening, but it grew busier and louder as the night wore on. Still, the noise was well mitigated by the sculpted ceiling and carpeted floor. The modern decor hasnt changed over the years, but its still tastefully chic. We started with cocktails because Roys usually has some interesting, innovative libations to offer, such as the Basil Cucumber Collins I ordered ($10.95). So refreshing and light enough to pair well with the food to come. The Roys Island Mai Tai ($10.95) was fruity and quite rummy, with a hint of molasses from the black-strap rum. Instead of the usual bread served in most restaurants, Roys offers seasoned edamame pods as a little snack while youre perusing the menu certainly healthier than loading up on bread before you even start a meal. Youll see some familiar appetizer offerings at Roys, such as carpaccio, calamari and ribs. But they are reconceived with the Asian-Pacific influences the chain is famous for think Wagyu beef with pears or minty fried squid rings with curry sauce. The pork ribs ($10.95) get the Szechuan treatment and, frankly, they are some of the best ribs Ive ever gnawed on. Not that there was much bone-chewing going on the smoky meat was so tender that it slipped off effortlessly. Grilling gave the ribs a delectable crust, while silky Mongolian barbecue glaze deepened the sweetness of the meat. Warning: If you order these, you will be tempted not to share. Add a salad and youve got a meal. You also cant go wrong with the pot stickers ($11.95). Fried to a golden crisp, theyre stuffed with sweet, succulent lobster meat and served on a shallow pool of rich miso-butter sauce. We dispatched these quickly, too. Warm, damp terry-cloth towels soon arrived on a plate so that we could clean up (after licking the barbecue sauce from our fingers). No wet naps here. The servers even refold your napkin if you happen to leave the table during your meal. (Said napkin will be white or black, depending on your outfit a classy touch.) The staff here is exceptionally well trained. We didnt need to ask for a single thing all night or have to shuffle plates ourselves, as we too often do these days. The dining room runs like the proverbial well-oiled machine, and a very active manager makes sure that it does. The one mysterious misstep came with the entrees. The waiter made a point of mentioning that the TNT crusted Hawaiian nairagi ($30.95) would be spicyhot, which appealed to our pyromaniacal palates. Also known as striped marlin, the thick-flaked milky-white fillet was perfectly grilled. With a gorgeous golden crust and super-moist flesh, it was truly an exceptional piece of fish. Stir-fried cabbage and peppers on the side were fresh and crisp. But where was the TNT? Hard to believe that a plate would leave the kitchen at Roys missing a vital ingredient, but this dish was a dud when it came to the advertised dynamite. If it wasnt a plating mistake, it might be wise to tone down the pitch or amp up the dish. If the ocean of fish options at Roys leaves you floundering, theres a smart solution: Roys Trio ($32.95) consists of three small portions of different entrees. (This is also a godsend for gluttonous people like me who want to sample more of the menu.) The grilled salmon came with zesty ponzu sauce; the mahi-mahi was crusted with macadamia nuts and paired with lobster essence; and the misomarinated b utterf ish had a lemon-ginger beurre blanc. It all added up to a marvelous three-ring circus of flavors showcasing a trio of contrasting fish. Bravo! A freshly baked pineapple upside down cake ($8.95) with vanilla ice cream, diced pineapple and sliced strawberries made for a comforting finish. Proof once more that Roys is that rare exception that gives chain restaurants a good name. CUISINEfood & wine CALENDAR Saturday, Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Me rcato: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Asia Fest, featuring Asian cuisine, Japanese taiko drummers, Chinese lion and dragon dance, Korean and Filipino dancers, vendors and more; $5 (children younger than 12 admitted free), U.S. 41, Naples. Saturday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., The Good Life of Naples: Shelly Connors demonstrates Greek white bean soup and fried calamari Greek herb salad; $25, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663. Reservations required. Saturday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p .m., Zorb as Greek Restaurant: Besides authentic Greek cuisine, Zorbas offers belly dancing every Saturday night along with a $17 lamb shank special; 9106 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5005. Saturday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p .m., U nity of Bonita: Brian Clement, author and director of The Hippocrates Health Institute, speaks to the Fort Myers Living Foods Group. Guests should bring a raw food dish to share; $10, 28285 Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs; reserve a spot at www.meetup. com/whole-foods-in-fort-myers. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5:307 p .m., Alexanders Restaurant: Chef Alexander Bernard teams up with Decanted Wines for a monthly tasting featuring wines and hors doeuvres; $10, 4077 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 262-4999. Reservations suggested. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m., Decanted Wines: Abe Schoener, owner/winemaker of The Scholium Project in Napa, hosts this tasting of his innovative boutique wines; $25, 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; (800) 980-5766. Reservation required.Farmers markets Wednesday, 1:30-5:30 p .m., St. Monicas Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road; 591-4550. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.1:30 p .m., the Marco Island Farmers Market, Veterans Community Park, Marco Island. Friday, 11 a.m.2 p .m., the Government Complex farmers market, 3335 U.S. 41 E. Saturday, 7:3011:30 a.m., T hird Street South, behind Tommy Bahamas between Third Street and Gordon Drive. Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon, B onita Springs Lions Club farm market, The Promenade, 26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, S t. P auls Episcopal Church farm market, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Saturday, 8 a.m.1 p .m., North Naples Green Market at the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, off Airport Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads. Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, Fr eedom Park farmers market, 151 Golden Gate Parkway. Send items to cuisine@floridaweekly. com. If you go Roys>> Hours: 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday>> Reservations: Accepted>> Credit cards: Accepted>> Price range: Appetizers, $8.95-$13.95; entrees $19.95-$39.95>> Beverages: Full bar>>Specialties of the house: Hawaiian fusion, especially involving seafood>> Volume: High but tolerable>> Parking: Free lot>> Website: www.roysrestaurant.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 498-7697 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor As always, dining at Roys proves a tasteful adventure drewSTERWALDpgnews@floridaweekly.com e d about r ants. By d here to o nsum p y innot atory y n al p aire mari n b eur r ous t ing a A f cake p ine a f or a Pr o exce p good name od pp ealed to i acal palates. a s st ri pe d ma rlin If you g R oys i bs h e n t y Warm from the oven, pineapple upside-down cake is a comforting way to end a meal at Roys.Crisply fried, the pot stickers are stuffed with succulent lobster.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYRoys Szechuan-style ribs are finger-licking good. Roys trio of fish is perfect for the indecisive diner.